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Leicester Guildhall
Guildhall Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)116 253 2569

Opening times

Opening hours

Daily: 11am - 4.30 pm

Please note

Tickets are not required for your visit. We can only allow a certain number of visitors into the museum at a time which may result in a socially distanced queue before gaining entry.


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COVID notice

Leicester Guildhall is COVID Secure and is following current government guidance with procedures in place to protect your safety.

Supplying Track & Trace details and the wearing of face masks inside Leicester Museums & Galleries is mandatory.

Please visit our COVID FAQ page before your visit so you are prepared and can enjoy your visit to our museums and galleries.

How to get here

We encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport to visit our museum venues when possible. All text directions below start at The Clock Tower in Leicester City Centre.


5 mins walk - With the Clock Tower to your back, face towards the Highcross Shopping Centre and start walking along East Gates, which becomes High Street. Stay left of Café Nero to join Silver Street. Continue along Silver Street, passing The Globe on your right and then straight ahead onto Guildhall Lane. After passing the back of Leicester Cathedral, turn left onto the cobbled St Martins West. The entrance to Leicester Guildhall is on the right.


2 min cycle - Starting from the Clock Tower begin to cycle up the High Street before bearing left to join onto Silver Street. Continue up Silver Street which will transition into Guildhall Lane. Follow along Guildhall Lane then turn left directly after the Cathedral onto St Martins West and Leicester Guildhall entrance is on your right.

Public Transport

If you are arriving from outside of the city, why not use Leicester Park and Ride to arrive into the city centre?

5 mins by bus - Travel to Leicester’s Haymarket Bus Station. From the station, take the First bus service 18. Disembark at St Nicholas Circle, and walk towards Guildhall Lane, crossing Jubilee Square. Walk along Guildhall Lane and turn right onto St Martins West. Leicester Guildhall entrance is on your right.


Follow signs for Leicester City Centre. Leicester Guildhall is located in the heart of the city centre, within walking distance of most car parks. The nearest large car park is located on St Nicholas Circle, use post code LE1 4LF for Sat Navs.

What's Nearby?

2 minute walk - Richard III Visitor Centre. Discover the incredible story of the king under the car park at the award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre.

2 minute walk – Leicester Cathedral. From the fine stained glass to the story and tomb of King Richard III, explore over 900 years of history in this peaceful and beautiful building.

3 minute walk - St Martins Square. Lively shopping area with independent retailers, regular street entertainment and events.

5 minute walk – Leicester Market. At 800 years old, Leicester’s market is the largest outdoor covered market in Europe.