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Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens

Newarke Houses Museum


Opening Times | Directions | Access


Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens incorporating the Museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

Newarke Houses Museum is composed of two historic houses, Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House and tells the story of contemporary Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

The museum displays include a cinema experience, a collection of toys from Tudor to present day and a play area for children to try various games.

Find out more about Leicester’s famous son Daniel Lambert and visit a 1950s street scene inspired by Wharf Street that includes the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and a pawnbroker, with sounds and conversations from the times.

Discover more about the story of Leicester at War. Through personal stories find out about the home front and the history of the Regiment, including a recreation of a First World War trench with sound and lighting.

Through oral histories, archive film, computer interactives and collections discover the histories of Newarke Houses, the surrounding historic area and contemporary Leicester.

The museum also offers a range of meeting rooms available for private hire, school visits, meetings and birthday parties. Find out more about our meeting rooms.

The refurbishment of the museum was funded by a £1 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant and a further £250,000 each from Leicester City Council and the Royal Leicestershire Regimental Association.


The Building


The Galleries


The Gardens & Surrounding Area 
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Visitor Information:

Opening Times:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Free admission (small charge for certain activities on event days).


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Address:

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens
The Newarke
Leicester
LE2 7BY

Telephone:
+44 (0)116 225 4980

Email: museums@leicester.gov.uk

Visiting/directions to the museum:
Newarke Houses Museum is approximately ten minutes walk from Leicester City Centre situated close to De Montfort University's City campus.

Download a Leicester City Centre at the foot of this page.

Nearby pay and display parking on The Newarke is available. A number of car parks around the area are also available including at The Holiday Inn or at York Road, within 10 minutes walk.

For more details including local bus information please visit Google Maps.
To plan your journey to Leicester please visit Leicester travel pages.

Access:

Museum:
Newarke Houses Museum has full disabled access inside the museum, with a lift providing access to the first floor galleries and a accessible toilet available.

Nearby pay and display parking on The Newarke is available to those displaying a blue badge in their vehicle.

A number of car parks around the area are available including at The Holiday Inn or at York Road, within 10 minutes walk.

Gardens:

Some areas of the garden are not fully accessible due to steps and crazy paving in the garden areas.

School Group Bookings: 

For more information visit our Learning pages or telephone 0116 225 4910

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Visit England quality marque
VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

We are delighted to have received the VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction Marque.

The VisitEngland Quality Rose Marque only gets awarded to attractions that have been independently assessed against the national standards of the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme.