We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY, England
+44 116 225 4980
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Lots to see - presented in a very interesting way.

The history of Leicester is presented in a very interesting way in a variety of rooms. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
cathie22016
,
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Books av in shop

Only had 15 minutes here because it was due to closing time but well worth seeing the rest. Good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie E
,
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Read all 174 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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. The museum displays include a cinema experience, a collection of toys from Tudor to present day and a play area for children to try various games. Find out more about Leicester's famous son Daniel Lambert and visit a 1950s street scene inspired by Wharf Street that includes the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and a pawnbroker, with sounds and conversations from the times. Discover more about the story of Leicester at War. Through personal stories find out about the home front and the history of the Regiment, including a recreation of a First World War trench with sound and lighting. Through oral histories, archive film, computer interactives and collections discover the histories of Newarke Houses, the surrounding historic area and contemporary Leicester.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 116 225 4980
Write a Review
Reviews (174)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

The history of Leicester is presented in a very interesting way in a variety of rooms. We particularly enjoyed learning about the Ugandan Asians. The museum is free - and would be interesting to all ages. We will certainly return.

Thank cathie22016
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Mnay thanks for your visit and great to hear you enjoyed finding out more about Leicester's history. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only had 15 minutes here because it was due to closing time but well worth seeing the rest. Good book available on the Tigers

Thank Julie E
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit, hope you can come back and join us again when you have more time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went and visited the museum today, the amount of information on the history of the Leicestershire Regiment was very interesting especially having a relation who served in WW1 in the regiment. Everything is very well set out and would benefit children visiting to learn the...More

Thank tweet42
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Really interesting to learn about the history of Leicester and the varied industries that have flourished over the years. Very effective sound tracks in the shop and pub. Oher interesting videos and displays.

Thank nanz42
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum covering an array of subjects relating to local history and it's people. Great reconstruction of a 50s shopping centre, WW2 tunnels and various other examples of the past, with a lovely garden outside of the museum. Well worth the visit and free entry...More

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A real gem of a museum just adjacent to the recently developing historic quarter. Easily accessible from the centre on foot but with a quaint charm and lots of real Leicester gems such as the Daniel Lambert display, and other local figures. Welcoming and informative...More

1  Thank Alison23lufbra
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We visited here specifically to see the Sikh war exhibition which in itself was brilliant...very interesting! However we were taken aback by the fact it was firstly free...and secondly like a tardis! The war exhibitions were fascinating and we easily lost 2 1/2 hours pottering...More

Thank Louise B
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Many thanks Louise for your review and visit, great to hear you had such a good time! Hope we see you again at the museum soon.

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Had an appointment at the LRI and so thought we would stroll down and revisit the museum. Met by very friendly staff who gave us an introduction to the various galleries. The exhibits are really all about life in Leicester's past and are really well...More

Thank David A
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Many thanks David for your great review and visit, so pleased you enjoyed it and hope you can come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 22 February 2017

If you like medal's this is a must do visit with lots on show. Also a look at Leicester and the industrial past.

Thank podbuddies
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This museum is full of really interesting facts, displays, film shows, replica scenes & shops etc about past Leicester. Currently there is also a specially dedicated section to the part Leicester military personnel played in both World Wars which gives some fascinating insights to how...More

1  Thank JOSHUASNAN
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Many thanks Joshua for your great review and visit, much appreciated!

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
EFES Mangal BBQ
280 reviews
.25 km away
Little Tokyo
131 reviews
.27 km away
The Font
108 reviews
.37 km away
The Criterion Free House
46 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
King Richard III Visitor Centre
1,444 reviews
.50 km away
Leicester Cathedral
845 reviews
.52 km away
Leicester Guildhall
421 reviews
.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit