The Newarke Houses Museum in Leicester

Enjoy the fresh air outdoors and have a picnic in Newarke Houses Gardens. You will be able to relax and view a huge variety of plants and flowers in this amazing peaceful place. Children will have an amazing time in the toy gallery where they will be able to dress up and discover the toys children use to play with centuries ago!

Where is the Newarke Houses Museum?

The Newarke Houses Museum is only a short walk from Leicester City Centre and in the heart of the De Montfort University area of the city.

The history of Leicestershire is shown in the comprehensive collection in the Regimental Galleries. This includes an evocative WW1 trench and The Morrison Shelter. You will also learn about the soldiers and their war experience. Head to the Newarke Houses Gallery and enjoy the amazing portrait of Daniel Lambert in 1806. He was well known for his strength and skill in many animals so head to Leicester Museums & Galleries and learn more about him.

  • It was founded in 1849 and is considered one of the first public museums in the UK
  • This Museum is located on New Walk in Leicester, close to the city centre
  • Opens 11am – 4:30pm every weekday
  • Opens 11am – 5pm every weekend

The Newarke Houses Museum

The Newarke
Central England and the Midlands
Phone: +44 (0)116 225 4980
Email: [email protected]

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