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Jewry Wall Museum

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Address: 156-160 St. | Nicholas Circle, Leicester LE1 4LB, England
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+44 116 225 4971
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11:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:30
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At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester's past...

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.

A special display on the history of archaeology in Leicester, 'Archaeology and Endeavour' explains why our city has such rich and interesting museum collections and includes a stunning display of extremely rare medieval glass from Wygston's House.

The museum grounds contain one of Leicester's most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town's public baths. It is one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the country.

The celebration of Leicester's Roman history continues inside the museum, with stunning collections including detailed mosaics, intricate painted wall plaster and a beautiful Roman cavalry helmet cheekpiece.

Complementing our Roman archaeology collections, there are fascinating artefacts from other eras. From ancient stone tools to striking medieval decorated tiles from Leicester Abbey, there's something to interest the whole family.

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Great to wander around

Good indoor and outdoor experience. You can see the large portion of remaining wall also wander freely among the remains of the walls.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maxim123153
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Stow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't know there existed such sites still exposed to the elements in the heart of a city! Samples of artifacts were in the museum and the mosaics were lovely.

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and visit, great to hear you enjoyed it! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoy a visit here every year or every few years. Never get tired of it. They tend to change things around inside so it's not always the same thing when I go back... Love a bit of history and it's amazing we have this, even if it was only a bathroom!

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good indoor and outdoor experience. You can see the large portion of remaining wall also wander freely among the remains of the walls.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is next to the Roman bath house remains. They are spectacular in themselves but the museum has a wonderful display. It is well laid out with items that can be touched, clear explanations and lots of opportunities for younger children to engage with the displays. We attended a session with the curator and that was brilliant as she... More 

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks Dee for visiting us and the review, great to hear you enjoyed the experience all the way from Melbourne! Great that you were able to join for the curators session too. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Mosaic refers not only to the wonderful Roman floor excavated but to the museum as a whole. While we were there staff were re-enacting a battle from history with school groups, and it was obvious not only the children were having fun. The exhibits are well displayed and labelled, bringing history to life (at least for me). The staff are... More 

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James H, Marketing and communications at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your visit and great review of the museum and mosaic's in particular. Hope you can come back and see us again soon! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I live out side this city and i was planning to visit this museum which mean i took the train and visit some places then i saved some time for this place. I took about half an hour walking to this museum the i found it closed!? I wonder why or at less if they remove the sing street everywhere... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The site is situated close to one of the main roundabouts of Leicester City and is accessed by an unobtrusive staircase, or from the back if you need level access. The unremarkable ways of getting access should not deter you, however, as the remains of the Roman bath are impresseive and the museum connected to the site not very large,... More 

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Midlands, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

we came here for a Young Archaeologists' meeting and were very pleasantly surprised. Lots to do and see and well presented. Easy to get to from town centre, even if parking at St Nicholas Circle is absolutely extortionate - if you're coming from further away find somewhere else and walk!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It is not often that you see museums like this nowadays - but we were only adults and we had enough time to thoroughly examine all the interesting exhibits shown here. Since we are Danish we enjoyed the Viking aspect - but also the many things that illustrated life in medieval Leicester. Much more interesting than the Cathedral and Richard... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Superb Roman ruins outside - worth it just to see this. All free. Museum building is a bit out of date, but it has loads to do inside and is really accessible for all ages. Lots of Roman and Mediaeval artefacts, set out more for a younger audience (lift the flap etc). Dressing up area and craft activities. We spent... More 

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