Leicester has many communities, unique places, and arts and heritage which shape the City’s identity. Our aim is to celebrate these stories and create experiences that showcase our special and unique City.

Leicester Museums & Galleries work to involve local residents and visitors by sharing the City’s history and culture. These are your museums and we want to make sure they are fun, relevant and accessible to everyone.

Involvement in art, heritage and culture has the power to enrich all our lives and exploring objects and exhibitions should be inspiring and enjoyable.

Museum of Sanctuary

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is proud to announce that we have attained the prestigious Museum of Sanctuary Award. We join only four other museums across the entire United Kingdom who have achieved this important award which shows that the Museum welcomes all people who are seeking refuge, regardless of background or circumstances.

Read more about this prestigious award.

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Family Learning

Discover fun family events taking place at our museums as well as at local libraries.

Working With Groups

Leicester Museums & Galleries can come out to your group with exciting objects from around the world to handle and investigate with related activities.

Community Led Exhibitions

Leicester Museums & Galleries have museum exhibition cases in three local libraries; Highfields, New Parks and St. Barnabas. The Team work with different groups in each area to plan and create community exhibitions.

Pop-Up Museums

Leicester Museums & Galleries bring the museums out to the people of Leicester during these special events.

Community Events

Leicester Museums & Galleries hold events in partnership with communities at museum sites to celebrate festivals such as Refugee Week and Black History Month.

Working in Partnership

As well as working in partnership with local community groups, Leicester Museums & Galleries also work with artists and practitioners and other cultural organisations to develop exciting events and projects.