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Just announced - ARTIST ROOMS: Georg Baselitz
We are delighted to host the first presentation of ARTIST ROOMS Georg Baselitz. Baselitz is an important post war German artist and his work has never been seen in Leicester before, exhibition opens 20 September 2014 − 15 January 2015.
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Please note: Due to CCTV maintenance the Wild Space Gallery will be closed on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 December and the Dinosaur Gallery will be closed on Thursday 19 December 2013. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please note due to redevelopment work the museum car park will be closed from Monday 21 October 2013. Apologies for inconvenience caused.
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester's original museum has wide ranging collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world.
Located on the historic New Walk, our temporary exhibitions feature works from our collections, touring exhibitions from National Museums and a programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions.
A family friendly day-out, the galleries include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, World Arts and a new gallery for the under 5s The Den.
The first floor galleries include displays of Modern Art and Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection. Please note the art gallery is currently closed for refurbishment due to re-open Spring 2014. The German Expressionist collection will return to display in Spring 2014.
The museums offers a range of events from curator's talks to lunchtime concerts, visit our events pages to see What's On this month. Tours of the museum are also available for groups, please contact the museum for further details and availability.
The museum also offers a Gift Shop offering a range of exhibition merchandise and contemporary craft and design and Costa Coffee shop with free Wi-Fi available.
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is also licensed for weddings, civil ceremonies, renewal of wedding vows and naming ceremonies and private hire. For more details of meetings and events hire, please download our brochure below.
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery originated in 1849 when the Literary and Philosophical Society formally presented to the town its various collections, which have grown and developed over the last 160 years into one of the premier museums in the region.
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery has been the inspiration for many people including one of the world's most influential art dealers Anthony d'Offay and Lord Attenborough and Sir David Attenborough, who pursued their love of art and natural history as a result of spending their formative years as regular visitors to the museum.