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Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, Leicester

(4.8/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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  • This museum is full of really interesting facts, displays, film shows, replica scenes & shops etc about past Leicester. Currently there is also a specially dedicated section to the part Leicester mili...  more »
  • I have lived in Leicester for over 30 years but wasn't aware of a lot of the information provided at the museum It was well displayed and varied for all interests. 
  • The Museum is well worth 5 stars mostly because it's free and offers an overview of the history of Leicester. The Museum is located in two adjoining houses of Tudor times, finish in about 1580. Over the years however were neglected and in 1920 were turned into Museum. Leicester was an industrial city which in 1936 was elected to the richest city in Europe, the industry was based primarily on textiles and footwear and was one of the few cities in Europe where most working women. At one point there was a need for more labour and they began to deport people from Commonwealth countries (Uganda and India mostly) and this explains the ethnicity of the city. The 70% of the Museum is dedicated to the period of the war, treating of internal wars with England. There was a part where it passed it was a reproduction of a trench, I tried some trepidation about what the soldiers had to pass during the wars of the ' 900. The section has many objects and I am very interested to read the letters of soldiers mothers and families. Inside there was a small road that reproduced Leicester in the post World War I, with a small food shop with original historical packages on display. It was the section that I was concerned because it was really perceive the air we breathed in that period. The grounds are not reached by the Sun in winter so they were very wet and there were even door renovation of St Mary de Castro so it was a bit messed up but well worth the spend.
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  • Fabulous! Went with baby in pushchair and was able to navigate the house and gardens. The staff on the front desk were very knowledgeable and helpful, and all with the added bonus of free entry. The house exhibits are very well presented with the Victorian Street being the highlight for me. I heartily recommend a visit here and it's only a short walk to the town centre.
  • Had a great time here, kids loved dressing up in world war costume. Staff were really friendly. The old street with shops is lovely too.
  • Been going on and off for 50yrs always find something new to look at great museum
  • A great little musem with exhibits that will keep you interested for hours.
  • So much history