Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester

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The Jewry Wall is a substantial ruined wall of 2nd-century Roman masonry, with two large archways, in Leicester, England. It stands alongside St Nicholas' Circle and St Nicholas' Church. It formed the west wall of a public building in Ratae Corieltauvorum (Roman Leicester), alongside public baths, the foundations of which were excavated in the 1930s and are also open to view. The wall gives its name to the nearby Jewry Wall Museum.Description of the wallThe wall, an impressive example of standing Roman masonry, is dated to approximately 125–30 AD, and so is nearly 2000 years old. It measures 23 metres (75 ft) long, 8 metres (26 ft) high and 2.5 metres (8 ft) thick. It is among the largest pieces of surviving civil Roman architecture in Britain, and is comparable to the "Old Work" at Wroxeter. The structure comprises alternate bands of Roman brick and coursed masonry, of local granite, limestone and sandstone. In the centre of the wall are two large arched openings about 3 metres (10 ft) wide and 4 metres (13 ft) high; and there are further arched alcoves on the eastern side.The wall lies immediately to the west of St Nicholas' Church, which includes in its late Saxon and early medieval fabric much re-used Roman brick and masonry.
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  • As an international visitor with no idea what the Jewry Wall was, the museum was a little bit of a let down. The museum looks a little outdated and focuses more at archaeology generally and other arte...  more »
  • A quick visit to this museum. Interesting and informative. Lots of hands on things to do to keep children interested and being able to learn through this.  more »
  • Strange modern building next to the remains of the roman baths but plenty of things to look at. An easy walk from the cathedral.  more »
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  • Very cool ruin, but closed until further notice. So I can't say much about the museum.
  • Nice place n attached museum. Learn abt ancient civilisation. Can spend 2+ hours.
  • Went there as a kid, still remember it. Want to go again!!!
  • The atmosphere is so amazing, feels like going and staying there all day
  • There is a free museum near the wall which is worth a look.

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A B&B near Leicester Clock Tower is within walking distance of the main attractions. Charming architecture surrounds the clock tower square and makes a lovely backdrop to walking tours of the city. For a luxury hotel, consider staying in a renovated Victorian building on the outskirts of the city center.
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