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Due to maintenance work taking place at the museum, the car park is currently closed, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, please see alternative parking arrangements.
The Den and The Ancient Egypt Gallery
Please note The Den and the Ancient Egypt Gallery are currently closed due to maintenance
work taking place at the museum. Apologies for any inconvenience
caused, please call the museum for further information on 0116 225
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 permanent displays of Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and German Expressionist Art, the collection acclaimed as the finest of its kind in the UK. Please note the art gallery is currently closed for refurbishment to re-open Summer 2013.
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.