Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens

Composed of two historic houses, Wygston’s Chantry House and Skeffington House, Newarke Houses Museum tells the story of contemporary Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. The museum displays include a cinema experience, and a collection of toys from Tudor times to present day.

Since 1953 the Newarke Houses Museum has brought together a collection of the things which make up people’s everyday lives. Collections of toys from the beginning of the 1500s to the present day, a thought-provoking regimental collection and a recreated First World War trench. We also have a 1950s street scene with its shops and pub where you can hear the stories of people who call Leicester their home.

After browsing the collections, you can relax in the Museum’s beautiful public gardens, flanked by walls marked by the English Civil War; an oasis in the middle of the surrounding hubbub and the perfect place for a few moments of peace.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Guide Dogs Welcome,


Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,






0116 225 4980

Opening Hours

Mon- Sat 10.00am-4.00pm, Sun 11.00am-4.00pm


Please contact for details


The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY

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