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Leicester Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk

Telephone: +44 (0)116 225 4900

Opening times

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 11am - 4.30pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 5pm


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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.

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


13 mins walk - With the Clock Tower to your back, walk in the direction of the Sporting Success statue next to HSBC. Pass HSBC on your left and continue walking up Gallowtree Gate towards the grand NatWest building. Pass the Visit Leicester Information Centre on your right then turn right onto Horsefair Street and pass the fountains of Town Hall Square. At the McDonalds, turn left into the pedestrianised Market Street. Carefully cross Belvoir Street, bearing right onto King Street. On King Street, turn left to join the pedestrianised New Walk. Continue walking up New Walk for around 4 minutes until you reach Leicester Museum & Art Gallery


5 mins cycle - Starting from the Clock Tower, cycle along Gallowtree Gate. Continue on to Granby Street using the contraflow cycle track then take the right turn on to Belvoir Street. Cycle along Belvoir Street until the third left turn that takes you onto King Street, immediately bear right to remain on King Street and join the shared space area. Travel along King Street before taking the first left onto Princess Road West. As you come to the end of Princess Road West New Walk Museum is your left. Dismount your bicycle and walk through Museum Square Park where you will find the entrance of the museum facing New Walk. There is an area with rails to secure your bicycle in the museum car park.

Public Transport

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

11 mins by bus - Travel to Leicester’s Haymarket Bus Station. From the station, take one of the following Arriva bus routes: 31, 31A, 44, 44A, or 48, and disembark at Leicester Railway Station. Use the pedestrian crossing and cross over the road, in the direction of Waterloo Way. Continue along the footpath alongside Waterloo Way, and turn right onto New Walk. New Walk Museum will be on your left.


Follow signs for Leicester City Centre. For Sat Nav directions to access our car park, please use: Princess Road West, LE1 6TP. Please note: The car park is closed except for disabled visitors due to essential building maintenance works. The nearest major car park is the NCP situated on East Street, use post code LE1 6NB for Sat Navs.

What's Nearby?

1 minute walk - Soft Touch Arts. A charity using the arts to engage with disadvantaged young people with events and exhibitions throughout the year

7 minute walk - The Little Theatre. A predominantly voluntary run organisation producing twelve main-house shows and a pantomime each year.

9 minute walk - Attenborough Arts Centre. This gallery host many events and three major art exhibitions each year. They have a café and gift shop.

10 minute walk - Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. Open for matches and pre-booked tours.