Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, Leicester: Hours, Address, Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens
4.5
Art Galleries • Speciality Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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wingate
London, UK2,343 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Some good parts such as the Regimental Museum.However very disappointed at the cinema section Just a few rows of cinema seats and a few posters.Lacked imagination.
Written 25 May 2022
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JM900912
Weston super Mare, UK167 contributions
May 2022
This museum is free and I would highly recommend it to people visiting the local area. We went here on a whim and it was actually very interesting. The staff were helpful and the museum itself is huge. Lots of things about the war and the Blitz.
Written 8 May 2022
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Kevin S
67 contributions
May 2022
Telling the story of the last 200 years of Leicester's history, Newarks Houses is a fantastic museum. From the celebrated Daniel Lambert exhibition, through to the arrival of the Ugandan Asians, this place (and the building itself is over 400 years old) has a touch of everything.
Written 8 May 2022
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james b
Loughborough, UK1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
We visited newarke house museum today with our dsughter and grandchildren
They found it very very interesting with plenty of things to do and see
The museum is very well kept and would recommend a visit
Written 14 February 2022
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Mike T.
Derby, UK51 contributions
Oct 2021
This museum was smaller than I was expecting but crammed with information and with things to see and do. I must admit, it was not all to my taste. There were sections which just did not grip my interest. But that is kind of a good thing. There is something for everyone. Whether it's military history, lifestyles, fashion or just taking a step back in time. Well worth a visit
Written 19 January 2022
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Simon B
9 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
This is a hidden gem on the De Montfort campus. Really well set out local history museum with very interesting range of exhibits. The regimental museum upstairs was well laid out and very evocative. Really looking forward to taking grandchildren. Row of shops is great. All in a a great experience which I would thoroughly recommend - and it's free!
Written 5 December 2021
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kinnies
bilbao38 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Love this museum, especially with ‘the Snowman’ exhibition. It’s an interesting quirky museum reflecting a lot of Leicester’s history and culture. A little gem.
Written 5 December 2021
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alisdair t
Workington, UK5,831 contributions
Sep 2021
The museum is housed in 2 houses, built around 1510, (with extensions), and houses a plethera of interesting artefacts, from history, the local regiment museum, ( with a mock up of a war tench) and a mock up street of old shops, from the 1950s... Its free to get in, and wander around at your leisure. There is no real route to follow, wetried to follow the numbers, but had to double back a couple of times. Nice gardens at the rear of the museum..
Written 26 September 2021
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Martin T
Ottery St. Mary, UK2,502 contributions
Sep 2021
A museum telling of life in Leicester up to the present time in the setting of an old house. Free to enter and likely to bring back memories of your own past.
Written 24 September 2021
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Penny Rowlands
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is an absolute must go to in Leicester and it's free!! Loads to see and plenty to interest children too. Staff so friendly and helpful.
Written 5 September 2021
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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00