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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Opening Times | Directions | Access


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12 April - 15 June 2014
Gift Shop, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery in collaboration with Creative Leicestershire are showcasing the work of local artists and designers in Select, a curated choice of products for the museum gift shop. Find out more about Select...


Please note: Due to redevelopment work the museum car park is currently closed, apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Please note: The museum lift will be unavailable on 30 April 2014 due to essential maintanance works.


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, DinosaursWild Space, World Arts and a gallery for the under 5s, The Den.

The first floor galleries include displays of Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and Arts & Crafts Gallery featuring the work of renowned Leicester born Arts & Crafts designer Ernest Gimson.

Please note the art gallery is currently closed for refurbishment re-opening on 24 May 2014. The German Expressionist collection will return to display on 24 May 2014.

We are delighted to be hosting the prestigious Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) artist residency award. Danish-born artist Maria Zahle will undertake the residency and commission during 2014 including free family workshops and an exciting opportunity for schools to work with an international artist.

The museum 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.

 

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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).

 

 

 

 

Please note the museum lift will be unavailable on 30 April 2014 due to essential maintanance works.

 

Please note due to redevelopment work the museum car park is currently closed, apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please note Gallery 6 is currently closed for refurbishment, due to re-open 24 May 2014.

The German Expressionist collection will return to display in 24 May 2014.


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Address:
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk
Leicester LE1 7EA 

For Sat Nav directions to access our car park, please use:
Princess Road West, LE1 6TP.


Telephone: +44 (0)116 225 4900

Email: museums@leicester.gov.uk

Visiting/directions to the museum:
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is approximately ten minutes walk from Leicester City Centre and Leicester train station and accessed along the pedestrianised New Walk.

There is a small car park situated next to the museum (closed from Monday 21 October 2013). Including two parking bays for Blue Badge holders, though due to demand, availability of parking cannot be guaranteed, particularly on event or concert occasions. On street pay and display parking is also available at the back of the museum.

Sat Nav directions:
For Sat Nav directions to access our car park, please use:
Princess Road West, LE1 6TP.

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

The nearest major car park is the NCP situated on East Street, next to the Y Theatre.

For more details including local bus information please visit Google Maps.

To plan your journey to Leicester please visit Leicester travel pages.

Access:

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery has full access for disabled visitors with a lift to the first floor galleries and a accessible toilet. Please note Gallery 6 has a small stage area for step access only.

There is provision for two parking bays for Blue Badge holders in the museum car park. (closed from Monday 21 October 2013). The museum also has available a wheelchair for loan during the visit to the museum (please contact the museum in advance to ensure availability).

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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.