Museums and Galleries in Leicester

Leicester Museums and Galleries host collections of the finest objects of local, national and international importance.

Jewry Wall Museum
At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester’s past and find out about the people of Leicester, from Prehistoric times to the Medieval period. The museum grounds contain one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town’s public baths and thought to be one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the country.

Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens
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.

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester’s original museum has wide ranging collections and displays spanning the natural and cultural world. The museum also has a well-stocked gift shop and café.

The Museum hosts a number of permanent galleries, including Ancient Egypt Gallery, Dinosaur Gallery, Picasso Ceramics, Victorian Art Gallery, The Den, Wild Space, and the largest collection of German Expressionist artwork in the UK.