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.

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

Monday to Friday 11am – 4:30pm (timed tickets)

Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5:00pm (timed tickets)

Leicester’s Museums & Galleries are Covid-19 secure buildings, for your safety we request that all visitors book in advance.

The Car Park is Closed except for pre-booked Disabled Parking (call in advance).

Entrance is by timed/pre booked tickets. Tours will be one-way and expected to last no more 1 hour 30min.

Advance booking will be essential via the link listed further down this page.


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COVID Notice

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery 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.

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We have now increased our timed ticket capacity for Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.

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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.'