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Guided Tour, Sun 30 Apr 2017

The Magazine Gateway

The Magazine Gateway


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0116 299 4444


c/o Newarke Houses Museum,
The Newarke,


On the last Sunday of the month, the Magazine Gateway is open to the public from 11am-3pm. Visitors are invited to explore the building on their own or book onto a guided tour with one of our expert Blue Badge guides, who can share their detailed knowledge of the history of this fascinating building and explain features of architectural interest.

The Magazine is a 15th century entrance gateway to the former Newarke religious precinct that was later used to store the weaponry and gunpowder of the town’s militia during the English Civil War. During the 20th century it was used as a WWI recruiting station. Interesting features of the building include historical graffiti dating back to the 16th century.

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Sun 30 Apr 2017 11:00
• Please note that the tours are not suitable for small children who may need to be carried. There are steep stairs at the site. Suitable footwear is advisable.


Guided tour price £2.50 per person

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Map reference: SK 584041  Lat: 52.63175 Long: -1.13791

In City Centre at the end of Newarke St. It's located in the middle of the road at the corner of Oxford Street and Newarke Street.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 km from Leicester station