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

The Museum is closed until further notice due to the national lockdown in England.

Thank you to all of our visitors who have supported us during these difficult times.


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Christmas Hours

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery will be closed from 24th December 2020 to 1st January 2021 inclusive.

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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.'