Hosting both historical and artistic exhibitions, New Walk Museum is Leicester’s first museum. The permanent displays are two dinosaur skeletons, ancient Egypt, wild space and a recent children’s gallery for under 5s called The Den. On the art side, there are exhibitions of Picasso’s 3D ceramic work, pieces from the Attenborough collection, and German expressionist art.
The architecture of the museum is very much Greek, with its whitewashed walls and majestic pillars at the entrance. It is located near the city centre, but not quite, where it lies on the thoroughfare that runs from Welford Place to Victoria Park. New Walk is a path that goes back to the late 18th c. that was established following the development of South Fields into a residential area. The path is 1100 meters long and hosts many cultural buildings, one of which is this historic Museum. Although it was previously banned, there are also residences now built close to New Walk.
Getting to New Walk Museum is fairly simple, as it is a 10 minute walk along the pedestrianised New Walk from the city centre or train station. For drivers, the Museum is just off the A594 on Princess Road W. There is a small car park available; however you may find it difficult to get a spot here, especially on big event days.
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Did you know New Walk Museum originated from 1849, when the Literary and Philosophical Society finally put out to the public their collections of 160 years?