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Guided Tour, Sun 26 Nov 2017

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days


Museums Manager

0116 299 5111


c/o Newarke Houses Museum,
The Newarke,


On the last Sunday of the month, the Magazine Gateway and Leicester Castle Great Hall are 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 these fascinating buildings 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.

Built in the 12th century, the timber framed Great Hall has hosted many illustrious visitors including Richard III and other kings. It hosted Parliament in the 14th and 15th centuries and today features an original Victorian criminal courtroom.

Come and learn more about these important heritage sites with a guided tour.

Tour tickets - £2.50 per venue - book both The Magazine & Leicester Castle Great Hall for £4
Times of tours:
The Magazine 11:00am
Leicester Castle Great Hall 12:30pm

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Sun 26 Nov 2017 11:00 to 15:00


Tickets £2.50 per tour but if both venues are booked for the same day £4 for both tours

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See location of The Magazine Gateway on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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: 1.6 km from Leicester station