The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is a museum on New Walk in Leicester, England, not far from the city centre. It opened in 1849, as one of the first public museums in the United Kingdom. New Walk contains displays of science, history and art, both international and local. The original building was designed by Joseph Hansom, designer of the hansom cab. It has been expanded several times, most recently in 2011.
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
53 New Walk
Map and directions: view on Google Maps.
Official website: www.leicestermuseums.org.
Monday to Friday 11am–4:30pm.
Saturday to Sunday 11am–5pm.
Permanent collections viewable all the time
On the ground floor:
- Wild Space.
- The Den gallery (for the under 5s).
- Victorian art gallery.
- Arts and Crafts gallery.
- Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection.
On the 1st floor:
- Life and Death in Ancient Egypt.
- World Arts.
- Leicester’s internationally renowned collection of German Expressionism (visit the dedicated website to this collection).
The museum also offers a range of temporary exhibitions and events from children’s craft activities to lunchtime concerts.