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Established in 1849, Leicester's original museum has collections spanning art history and the natural world.
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
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Located in the historic New Walk area of the city, it mounts exhibitions of works from the permanent collections and touring shows from national museums and ARTIST ROOMS.
The art galleries showcase changing displays of modern and Old Masters, alongside permanent presentations of Lord Attenborough's Picasso ceramics and one of the most notable collections of German Expressionist art outside Germany.
Leicester's collection of works by local Arts and Crafts architect and designer Ernest Gimson (1864-1919) is displayed in a dedicated permanent gallery. Gimson designed furnishings in many different materials, and the gallery includes examples of his rush furniture, cabinets, embroidery and metalwork. There will also be a display on Stoneywell Cottage, the Leicestershire house he built for his brother. Gimson's work will be put into a local and national context, with displays including tiles by William De Morgan and the work of fellow Leicester-based activist and designer Harry Peach.
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Free entry to all
Free exhibitions to all
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 5pm
Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 31 Dec, 1 Jan