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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY, England
+44 116 225 4980
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Masonic Exhibition

The museum was holding a masonic exhibition that I wanted to see , plus so many other attractions... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Expertisenon
A good overview of Leicester's history

A small museum, dedicated partly to the history of Leicester, and partly to the history of the... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
lornabookworm
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Newarke Houses Museum is composed of two historic houses, Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House and tells the story of contemporary Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. The museum displays include a cinema experience, a collection of toys from Tudor to present day and a play area for children to try various games. Find out more about Leicester's famous son Daniel Lambert and visit a 1950s street scene inspired by Wharf Street that includes the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and a pawnbroker, with sounds and conversations from the times. Discover more about the story of Leicester at War. Through personal stories find out about the home front and the history of the Regiment, including a recreation of a First World War trench with sound and lighting. Through oral histories, archive film, computer interactives and collections discover the histories of Newarke Houses, the surrounding historic area and contemporary Leicester.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum was holding a masonic exhibition that I wanted to see , plus so many other attractions there . Easy to park & free to go in . Well worth a visit ,first class .

Thank Expertisenon
James H, Communications and Marketing at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your great review and visit, much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum again soon.

Reviewed 12 January 2018

A small museum, dedicated partly to the history of Leicester, and partly to the history of the Leicestershire Regiment. Informative and very interesting. The recreation of an old street with its shops was particularly well presented.

Thank lornabookworm
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review and visit, much appreciated. Hope we can welcome you to visit one of our other museums sites soon too.

Reviewed 23 December 2017

We went to this museum with our six year old grandson.He found it very interesting and enjoyable, ideal place for a young enquiring mind

Thank Michael S
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you both for your visit and for your great review. We hope to welcome you back to the museum for an event or return visit soon!

Reviewed 11 November 2017

We visited Newarke house last week just myself and my 15 year old daughter , she had been here on a school trip years ago , the staff were very friendly , the Museum itself was very filled with lots of interesting stuff from Leicester...More

Thank Roisin N
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Many thanks Roisin for your visit and great review of the museum. We look forward to welcoming you both back for an event or visit soon.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Newarke House used to be owned by the County Council and you could visit and see some original Jacobean furniture but it has now been handed over and turned into an amazing museum with friendly helpful staff. As you walk through the house, which is...More

Thank R0bbie78
Reviewed 3 November 2017

On the way to Leicester City, I entered into a little house called Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens. That was a surprise for me - full of information about the culture and system of the olden Leicester. If you are in Leicester and enjoy how...More

Thank MGyanwali
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We visited with the whole family which included grandkids. So much for us all to see and read about which I think needs more than one visit to take it all in. Entrance is free so well worth a donation.

Thank Toni4656
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This place brings backs so may fond memories. My own kids love it too now. From an old cobbled street to a wartime trench, there's lots to see and interact with. Worth a visit.

Thank Louise1914
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Many thanks for your lovely review. Great to hear you and now your children, are enjoying the museum! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A very well presented museum with a diverse selection of displays. Mock up of WW1 trench is excellent if you have young children to explain it to, and Victorian cobbled street with shops. Pretty gardens and a nice place to take time out.

Thank 492nicd
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Many thanks for your review and visit, we hope to welcome you back for an event or return visit soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I had about 1.5 hours to visit this museum which was barely enough for me. This is a very good local museum, rich on the 19th and 20th centuries and on social history and the two world wars. Lots to see and enjoy.

Thank Ivor M
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