Welcome to Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

A family friendly day out, the galleries include Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Wild Space, Leicester Stories Gallery, 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 a drink, some food and free wifi.

Address

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk
Leicester
LE1 7EA

Email: museums@leicester.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)116 225 4900

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 11am - 4.30pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 5pm

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Notice 27 September 2022

Temporary closure of display. Please note that Wildspace, the museum’s natural world displays, will be closed to visitors from Monday 10 October to Friday 14 October 2022. This is so that essential maintenance and cleaning can take place.

All other galleries and exhibitions at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery remain open as advertised

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope you enjoy your visit.

Covid and your visit

There is no need to pre-book tickets for your visit. Drop in any time during our opening hours. Please note, there may be a queue to enter during busy periods when the museum is at full capacity. Some of our special event activities may require pre-booked tickets.

We strongly encourage visitors to wear face coverings in our buildings.

Please take a quick test before visiting our museums to help keep everyone safe. 

Further guidance on the use of face coverings is available at leicester.gov.uk/facecoverings.

For more detailed information visit our Covid FAQ page.

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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.