Welcome to Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

A family friendly day out, the galleries include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, the Victorian Art Gallery, Arts & Crafts Gallery, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and Leicester's internationally renowned German Expressionism collection. Formerly known as New Walk Museum.

The museum hosts a vast array of temporary exhibitions, featuring works from the collections and touring exhibitions from national museums. Plus a range of activities from entertaining talks, children’s handling sessions, lunchtime concerts, licensed for weddings, civil ceremonies and available for private hire.

Visit the gift shop to buy a range of exhibition merchandise and contemporary crafts, or pop by the Museum Cafe to recharge with free wifi and refreshments.


Leicester Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk

Telephone: +44 (0)116 225 4900

Opening times

Timed ticket booking is required for Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, please visit our 'Book Tickets' page.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 11am - 4.30pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 5pm


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Covid and your visit

All visitors to our venues are strongly encouraged to wear face masks and to maintain a social distancing measures during their visit.

For more detailed information visit our Covid FAQ page.

Notice -31st August 2021

Essential conservation repair-works to the museum Columns which form the Tuscan architectural style Colonnade Portico entrance. The work incorporates traditional conservation materials and practices and will restore the columns back to their pristine condition.

Conservation repair works is being carried currently and is due to be completed by 1st October 2021.

Please follow the signs that direct you to the museum entrance. Leicester Museum & Galleries apologise for any inconvenience.

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Visitor Comments

'What an absolutely brilliant place this, there is an incredible range of exhibits from an outstanding dinosaur exhibition, through an impressive Egyptian one to the quite stunning display of Victorian art. I hadn't expected to spend anywhere near as long as I ended up spending here, but I was just drawn in by everything. Every display is so well curated, to inform and entertain and to keep your attention, each had so much to offer, there wasn't one that I walked away from with anything but appreciation for the thought that had gone into it.'

'We had a fantastic time at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery. The children age 6 & 8 found it very very exciting to discover what ancient Egypt artefacts they could. There are plenty of interactive things for the whole family to do. Would highly recommend going.'

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.