New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
We have a wide ranging collections and displays from the natural to cultural world. Our galleries make a fun family day-out including Ancient Egypt, The Dinosaur Gallery and more.
|Monday||10am - 5pm|
|Tuesday||10am - 5pm|
|Wednesday||10am - 5pm|
|Thursday||10am - 5pm|
|Friday||10am - 5pm|
|Saturday||10am - 5pm|
|Sunday||11am - 5pm|
From 2 January 2018, the museum will open from 11am – 4.30pm on week days and 11am – 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
*Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and and New Year’s Day.
Please note, the Victorian art gallery is closed during lunch time concerts.
Staff training - changes to museum opening times
Please note due to staff training the museum will open at 11.30am on Thursday 14 December.
New Walk Museum and 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. The first floor galleries include the Arts and Crafts Gallery, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and Leicester's internationally renowned German Expressionist collection. The museum also offers a range of events from curator's talks to lunchtime concerts.
The Arts and Crafts gallery is currently closed for refurbishment, we will keep you updated on it's reopening.
- Free admission (small charge for certain activities on event days)
- Gift shop
- Costa Coffee
- Free Wi-Fi
- For Sat Nav directions to access our car park, please use: Princess Road West, LE1 6TP
- The nearest major car park is the NCP situated on East Street, next to the Y Theatre
- New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is approximately ten minutes walk from Leicester City Centre and Leicester train station and accessed along the pedestrianised New Walk.
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery has full access for disabled visitors with a lift to the first floor galleries and an 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. The museum also has available a wheelchair for loan during the visit to the museum (please contact the museum in advance to ensure availability).
VisitEngland quality assured visitor attraction
We are delighted to have received the Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction Marque. The Visit England Quality Rose Marque, only gets awarded to attractions that have been independently assessed against the national standards of the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme. For further information please visit the Visit England Website which is linked above.
Kids activity sheets
You can download these PDFs at the bottom of the page, they are for printing at home.
Wild Space Children’s Trail
The trail leads you around the exhibition, highlighting animals to look out for and things to do.
The Rutland Dinosaur activities
Fun and creative activity sheets to focus on the Rutland Dinosaur at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.
Write to us: 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA
Ring us: 0116 225 4900
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