New Walk Museum and Art Gallery (Leicester) Reviews
Description:53 New Walk / Leicester / LE1 7EA / Tel: 0116 225 4900 / / New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is situated within the ... more
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery (Leicester) ... historic New Walk area of the city. In 1849 the Literary and Philosophical Society formally presented to the town its various collections, which have grown and developed over the last 150 years into one of the premier museums in the region. New Walk Museum has been the inspiration for many people including Lord Attenborough and Sir David Attenborough, who pursued their love of art and natural history as a result of spending their formative years as regular visitors to the galleries. Leicester's oldest museum has wide-ranging collections spanning the natural and cultural world. The museum has a coffee shop, and is also a venue for musical performances and weddings.
Newest Review: ... In each zone there are life-size models of animals that would typically live in that environment (the models looked so realistic that I thought they might be stuffed, but I really have no idea about these things!). Of course there are interactive elements for this exhibitions, involving pressing buttons to hear about different animals or watch videos about different environments. There is ... more
Customer New Walk Museum and Art Gallery (Leicester) Reviews (4)
by - written on 12/01/10 (Very useful, 246 readings)
I visited this museum in November solely because of its new exhibition on German Expressionist artwork, as I am currently completing an A-level art project on the Expressionist movement. I was expecting a tiny exhibition room with few other permanent exhibitions, but happily I was proved wrong! New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is located a few minutes' walk from the train station and is also close to a multi-storey car park. I found the building and location themselves very pleasing to the eye; it is a tall white building with impressive columns set in a leafy green square in the historic New Walk area of Leicester. It was a pleasant surprise to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/11/08 (Useful, 112 readings)
Do you like looking at history? Do you like mummies? Dinosaws? Well the new walk museum has it all. You can see the real life like mummies and how people lived when mummies were wrapped. Also see the life size dinosaw skeleton and lots of smaller ones. There is also the wild life section and you can actually be part of the display and look at little creatures using and electronic microscope. Upstaris, which has a life to get there aswel as steps; you can view lots of arts and painting and watch a video on variouss pieces of history. There are also small little activitie for the little ones to do to keep them ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/08/08 (Useful, 53 readings)
The new walk museum, on New Walk, is a free museum and is worth a visit. I am a tour guide in Leicester, and i'ts a big attraction. There are 6 permenant exhibitions including: The Ancient Egypt Section, The space and atmosphere section, the dinosaw section and more. It is a two story museum, but it has full wheel chair access to both floors. There is some interactive things to do in New Walk, such as crawling under a behind glass exhibition and popping you head into the middle of it. Also there is a lot of computer for you to use relating to the things in the museum. Upstairs isnt so interacitve, it has thousands of photos and some ornimants, there ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/06/07 (Very useful, 127 readings)
This was a surprising find that I discovered on a visit to my brothers in Leicester. Well, despite growing up in Leicestershire I have never had a huge affinity with the city itself and had visited most of what there is to see as a child. But returning as an adult and entering the museum on a whim one quiet afternoon I was pleasantly surprised by the size and content of what was on offer. First of all the museum is located in perhaps the nicest part of the city on New Walk, which runs parallel to the arterial route London Road and stretches from the edge of the city centre and main shopping area to Victoria Park (and the university). The mainline station is ... Read the complete review
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