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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Photomontage shows a gathering of people in the gallery on the left, with a ceramic piece in the middle, and Sir David Attenborough (cutting a red ribbon) with Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby holding the ribbon
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery welcomed Sir David Attenborough and mayor Sir Peter Soulsby to open their newly refurbished geology and palaeontology exhibition on 2nd September 2011.

Short description

The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is a museum on New Walk in Leicester, England, not far from the city centre. It opened in 1849, as one of the first public museums in the United Kingdom. New Walk contains displays of science, history and art, both international and local. The original building was designed by Joseph Hansom, designer of the hansom cab. It has been expanded several times, most recently in 2011.

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

53 New Walk

Leicester

LE1 7EA

United Kingdom

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday 11am–4:30pm.

Saturday to Sunday 11am–5pm.

Tickets/admissions

Free.

Permanent collections viewable all the time

On the ground floor:

  • Dinosaurs.
  • Wild Space.
  • The Den gallery (for the under 5s).
  • Victorian art gallery.
  • Arts and Crafts gallery.
  • Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection.

On the 1st floor:

The museum also offers a range of temporary exhibitions and events from children’s craft activities to lunchtime concerts.

Photograph of a side-on view of the main New Walk Museum and Art Gallery entrance, which is a pillared tall white building with a triangle top
The front of New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

Offical website and Twitter

Offical website.

Twitter.

New Walk Museum Leicester on Facebook.

Find out more

Read more about the museum on the visitleicester.info webpage.

Visit the Leicester Museums and Galleries homepage.

Read more on Wikipedia.

Photograph of an up-close orange, green and brown leaf.