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Our collections

We house a large number of objects and artefacts across a wide range of subjects and disciplines. From the internationally famous Charina fossil to rare Victorian beam engines, we have something for everyone in our museums. Here you will find links to a variety of dedicated websites that all directly relate to the Leicester Arts and Museums Service collections.

Further information

Leicester's German Expressionist Collection

Discover, enjoy and be inspired by the art, stories and artists of this exciting movement. Here we tell the story of the beginnings of the Expressionist movement in Germany and how the turmoil of the World Wars led directly to the origins of Leicester’s own collection of German Expressionist Art. You can also browse a dynamic database of the majority of Leicester's German Expressionist Art Collection.

Knitting Together

Explore the story the East Midlands knitting industry over the past four hundred years. Access our virtual museum and a range of other information.

Ernest Gimson and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Leicester

Read about the life of Leicester's Ernest Gimson and the origins of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Using the virtual museum you can also explore the Arts and Crafts furniture held in Leicester's Collection.

BBC - Your Paintings

Leicester Arts and Museums Service is delighted to work with the BBC and Public Catalogue Foundation on Your Paintings.

Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country.

There are an estimated 200,000 oil paintings in the UK's national collection, with the first 63,000 paintings already on the Your Paintings website. These include over 700 oil paintings in Leicester's Fine Art collection, featuring works by Edgar Degas, Laurence Stephen Lowry and Francis Bacon.


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Leicester Arts & Museums Service
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Town Hall Square