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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice garden

I like to visit the gardens. I asked front of house if they had any information on the types of... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Priya P
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London, United Kingdom
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A wonderful, but hidden gem!

I don't know why this place seems to be hidden away. It was difficult to find on "Trip", it was... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
dick h
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Derby, 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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY, England
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+44 116 225 4980
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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

1  Thank Priya P
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 23 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

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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 19 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

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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.

Reviewed 3 June 2018

Following the advice of fellow travellers we visited these houses which are a less than 10 minute walk from the Cathedral. Plenty to see with lots of information about bygone Leicester all presented in a positive way. A delightful garden which would benefit from more...More

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James H, Communications and Marketing at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Many thanks for your review and visit, much appreciated. We'll forward on your feedback about the gardens too to the front of house team for their attention. We look forward to welcoming you back when next in the city.

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect but the museum has a little of everything here, social and military history, with interesting and well laid out exhibits We spend a good hour here and would recommend it if you are passing by

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James H, Communications and Marketing at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Many thanks for your review and visit, great to hear you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back another time.

Reviewed 9 May 2018

A very short walk brought me from the cathedral area to this splendid museum, which focuses on local industrial history of the last couple of hundred years or so. An entertaining cobbled street, a lovely garden, a scary trench and all for free, or hopefully...More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Located next to the De Montfort University campus. We didn't have much time when we visited, but there is a lot to see here regarding the history of contemporary Leicester. Lot's of information about the industrial development, immigration and subsequent changes in recent years. We'll...More

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James H, Communications and Marketing at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Many thanks for your visit and review, much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum when next in the city.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Very quite place in Leicester should you visit if you are interested in museums and gardens. Free entrance with a lots of activities for kids and families.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

I feel that Newarke Museum is underrated — I didn’t know about it until last week and I don’t think many Leicester locals know about it, what a shame! It’s interesting, it’s close to the city centre, it’s full of beautiful displays and perfect for...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic museum, so many displays and they're all well designed and thought out. There's so much to look at from World War 1 and 2 memorabilia, to retro toys. Loved the little vintage street. Definitley worth a visit

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James H, Communications and Marketing at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Many thanks for your great review of the museum! We look forward to seeing you again soon for a visit or one of our events too.

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869lindsay
19 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.
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cherrystep
10 April 2018|
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Response from welbeingiskey |
Newarke Street car park is the most reliable parking nearby-2 mins walk from the museum
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