The Magazine

The Magazine
Oxford Street
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE2 7BY
England

Website

Leicester Museums & Galleries website

www.leicester.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries

E-mail

General Enquiries

museums@leicester.gov.uk

Telephone

Enquiries at Newarke Houses Museum

0116 225 4980

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
The Magazine
Guided tours icon

The Magazine Gateway was the main entrance into the Newarke precinct and was built around 1400. The gate has no portcullis (sliding iron door) and its main purpose was to impress visitors rather than be defensive. It is uncertain what use was made of the rooms inside the gateway during the Middle Ages. They may have been used to house visitors to the Newarke or have been rented to townspeople.

The name Newarke means 'new works' and it was once a quiet religious precinct on the edge of medieval Leicester. It was founded by the earls of Lancaster in the 14th century. The stone walls of the Newarke enclosed the church of St. Mary of the Annunciation, Trinity Hospital and several priests' houses.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Architecture centre, Heritage site

Opening hours

Open for events only.

Admission charges

N/A.

Collection details

Architecture

advertisement