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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Great museum

A lovely variety of natural history, art, and Ancient Egypt as well as international displays and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ukcamel
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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An art collection worth seeing!

This was a very pleasant surprise, to find both a German Expressionist and a Picasso ceramics... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
missvelvet
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Only part of the museum was open when I went. Great dinosaurs. Interesting history of the local suffragettes/suffragists. Some unusual collections, such as the Picasso collection. Lovely building.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely variety of natural history, art, and Ancient Egypt as well as international displays and temporary exhibitions. The staff were helpful and informative and apparently are some lunchtime concerts too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ukcamel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very pleasant surprise, to find both a German Expressionist and a Picasso ceramics gallery, as part of New Walk's permanent collection. They also have an Egyptian gallery and a wonderful area for children. I was born in Leicester and had no idea...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank missvelvet
James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your great review - So pleased to hear you enjoyed the galleries and museum in your home town! Thanks for your kind review and help spreading the word!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a Star Wars fan and when the exhibition came to New Walk me and my eldest son went and absolutely enjoyed it. I went there for half term. I was and devised by the volunteer at the pop-up museum at the Highcross to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Victoria A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this museum multiple times over the years and often like to pop in when we're visiting Leicester. The static exhibits, the ones that are there all the time, are really interesting and offer plenty of learning material even if you've seen them...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JessLishman
James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks Jess for your regular visits and great review! We really appreciate you taking the time to do so, really helps encourage more to come and see us too! We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum again when next in Leicester.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this museum, its a lovely museum, with an art gallery, cafe, friendly staff, and a huge dinosaur skeleton. Lots of animals in the glass display cabinets. The kids loved the display of jelly fish in the art gallery. These have been made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 782shinys
James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your great review and visit! So pleased to hear you enjoyed the galleries and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group visiting to see the Arts and Crafts room and soon found there was lots more to see. This museum is constantly changing with new exhibitions and displays and we never tire of visiting it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hilary P
James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review and visit to the gallery, great to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We loved the dinosaurs and fossils. The animal section was really interesting and the Egyptian mummy’s. Sadly the whole museum needed a good clean the dust is thick on a lot of the exhibits which spoils it.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit and review of the museum. Apologies for the dust you found on the day of your visit, will forward on your feedback to the museums operations and curator teams to look into. Hope we can welcome you back to the...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Recent exhibition featuring star wars toys engrossing for all ages. Dinosaurs area interesting with plenty or interractive displays for people of all ages. Art gallery very well appointed and easy for access Staff extremely approachable and helpful

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gordon S
James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Many thanks Gordon for coming to see us, great to hear you enjoyed the Star Wars exhibition and museum visit, we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 23 October 2018

A good small provincial museum, with a very good section on fossils and some local history. There is a good display of stuffed animals based on habitat but the specimens looked very neglected with a thick layer of dust on them. The Picasso ceramics are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ailsa J
5 October 2017|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
Hi Ailsa, yes there's a on-site cafe at the museum. Open everyday. Hope you have a good visit!
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rebecca12015
25 July 2017|
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Response from K W | Reviewed this property |
Not at the museum. But lots of local pay and display.
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ratcliffe22
1 September 2015|
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Response from welbeingiskey |
It depends where you are coming from. If you can catch a train New walk museum is a short walk for Leicester station. Cross the road directly in front of the station and cross right over toso you are standing in front of... More
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