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Please note: Due to essential maintenance, access to Jewry Wall Museum is currently available via Welles Street using the Vaughan College car park entrance. The pedestrian access gate and steps by St Nicholas Circle are currently unavailable for use until remedial work has been completed. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, for more details please call the museum on 0116 225 4971.
At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester’s past and find out about the people of Leicester from prehistoric times to the medieval period.
A special display on the history of archaeology in Leicester, ‘Archaeology and Endeavour’ explains why our city has such rich and interesting museum collections and includes a stunning display of extremely rare medieval glass from Wygston’s House.
The museum grounds contain one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town's public baths. It is one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the country.
The celebration of Leicester’s Roman history continues inside the museum, with stunning collections including detailed mosaics, intricate painted wall plaster and a beautiful Roman cavalry helmet cheekpiece.
Complementing our Roman archaeology collections, there are fascinating artefacts from other eras. From ancient stone tools to striking medieval decorated tiles from Leicester Abbey, there's something to interest the whole family.
Jewry Wall Museum also offers a great range of event days visit our events pages to see What's On this month.
Thanks to the Friends of Jewry Wall Museum, our audio tour of the Jewry Wall Roman site is now available to download. Discover how the Romans in Leicester bathed and relaxed on this important site.
Full instructions on how to follow the tour are provided at the beginning of the audio tour.