New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
On the historic New Walk, Leicester's original museum has collections spanning the natural and cultural world. A family friendly day-out, displays include Dinosaurs, Egyptians, Geology, The Den, Wild Space and World Arts.
The art galleries showcase Modern and Old Masters, contemporary art and craft exhibitions and permanent galleries of Arts & Crafts and Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection and Leicester's internationally renowned German Expressionism collection.
The museum offers a varied events programme, Costa coffee shop with free Wi-Fi access and gift shop including a range of exhibition merchandise and contemporary craft and design. The venue is also available for private hire and licensed for civil marriage and naming ceremonies.
Monday - Friday: 11am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Admission to the museum is free. Certain events and exhibitions may have a charge.
On the historic New Walk, Leicester's oldest museum has collections spanning the natural and cultural world. A family friendly day-out, displays include Egyptians, Wild Space, World Arts and Leicester’s Fine Art collection.
Changing exhibitions feature works by Modern and Old Masters with Leicester’s German Expressionist collection, one of the most notable outside of Germany.
World Cultures, Natural Sciences, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Archaeology
- 31 March 2012 — 31 December 2020 *on now
Come and investigate The Den! The Den is a dedicated space for children aged five and under and their families. Explore exciting new ways to experience museum objects and how they open up opportunities for fun and learning around the museum.
Look, listen, touch, move - in The Den there are no right or wrong answers... the only limit is your imagination!
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester
Lancelot Ribeiro: A Voyage of Discovery
- 4 March — 6 May 2018
This exhibition explores the legacy and art of the Indian Modernist painter Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010).
Restless, prolific and experimental, he produced a unique body of work inspired by his old Portuguese Goan roots - a unique fusion of Indian graphic art and Abstract Expressionism.
He first came to Britain in 1950, abandoning his accountancy course to take up life drawing. Soon returning to India, he held several successful one-man and group exhibitions, settling permanently in London in 1962.
Ribeiro created an important group of works, mixing traditional oil paints with PVA (polyvinyl acetate), the forerunner of commercial acrylic paints and in the decades that followed, he continued to reinvent the manner and medium in which he worked.
Drawn from the Ribeiro Collection and our collection, the exhibition traces the story of this important Indian artist and his artistic development.
- Any age
What do we mean by Civilization?
- 10 March 2018 1:30-3pm
Calling young people – express your opinions! What do we mean by Civilization? What makes a society civilized? Is the UK in 2018 civilized? An open discussion at New Walk Museum inspired by our painting of Britannia welcoming Belgian refugees from WWI.
Bring along your opinions, poetry and art work, join the discussion and record your feelings on our banner of civilization.
The Ancient Egqyptians
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
53 New Walk
0116 225 4900