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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great bisit

Visited here today with my partner. Mainly to see the regiment exhibit. It was great. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hawera, New Zealand
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Varied and intersting content

We went specially to see the Sufragette display (only there for limited time) But were pleased with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Melton Mowbray, 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...more
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The Newarke | Off Braunstone Gate, up Western Boulevard ,turn left, Leicester LE2 7BY, England
+44 116 225 4980
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here today with my partner. Mainly to see the regiment exhibit. It was great. Lots of learning to be had and some fascinating history for the local area. Quite small, wouldn’t want to take a large group here. But perfect for one or two....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went specially to see the Sufragette display (only there for limited time) But were pleased with the Victiram paintings gallery and the arts and crafts display was great.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have 2 to 4 hours to spend then this is an ideal museum to visit in Leicester. Surrounded by a lovely mix of the oldest part of the original city and the contemporary de Montfort uni with great open spaces. A balanced mix...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eddiesprice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Strange little museum this one. The inside of the house recreates a Victorian house and will probably only take you 20 minutes to walk around (we didn't see the ghost). The gardens are the real gem here, especially on a sunny day. We usually eat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SpondonBongles
James H, Marketing and Communications at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and visit, we look forward to welcoming you back again to explore the museum and gardens.

Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

A real gem giving a wonderful insight into the different stages of history in this city Remodelled streets and shops which are evocative and well curated. Excellent displays on the industry over time and the Royal Leicesters. Great diversity.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ukcamel
Reviewed 28 November 2018

I came to Leicester to visit my dad and wanted something to do with my 2 girls, 10 & 12, on a cold November afternoon. We expected to find a few things to do but then move on, but in fact we spent all afternoon...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Darren F
Reviewed 24 October 2018

poignant visit of the centenary of 1st world war. As my Grandfather was in the 5th regiment and taken prisoner in March 1918. He spoke little about his experiences

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sheila V
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

I like to visit the gardens. I asked front of house if they had any information on the types of flowers and trees that were growing there. They didn’t have anything. There are lots of birds in the garden

Date of experience: May 2018
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James H, Communications and Marketing at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Many thanks Priya for your review and visit. I'll pass on your feeback on the flower and tree information to the museum team there to see if we can provide something to visitors in the future.

Reviewed 22 June 2018

I don't know why this place seems to be hidden away. It was difficult to find on "Trip", it was difficult to find in Leicester - no sigposting at all! It is a delightful, well thought out, beautifully presented gem of a depiction of Leicester's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dick h
James H, Communications and Marketing at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Many thanks Dick for your visit to the museum, great to hear you had a good experience and hope you can come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 18 June 2018

This really is a hidden gem. A wonderful old house full of nooks and crannies filled with fascinating local history both civilian and military. The cobbled 'street' was particularly well done with some really incredible detail and worth taking the time to really look at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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James H, Communications and Marketing at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Many thanks for your visit and kind review, much appreciated. Great to hear you enjoyed the museum and gardens too.

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18 May 2018|
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Response from James H | Property representative |
Hi there, thanks for the query. The museum is approx 20 minutes walk from the train station. We're open every day, Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm and Sunday: 11am – 4pm. We hope you enjoy the visit.
10 April 2018|
Response from welbeingiskey |
Newarke Street car park is the most reliable parking nearby-2 mins walk from the museum