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Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester

Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester


The Newarke,


Newarke Houses Museum is composed of two historic houses, Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House and tells the story of 20th century Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Coach parties accepted but no coach parking. Limited disabled access to ground floor and gardens.

Opening details

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed at Christmas and New Year


Free admission except for certain special events.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Coach parties accepted but no coach parking. Limited disabled access to ground floor and gardens.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesAudible alarm system

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters



See location of Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 583040  Lat: 52.63063 Long: -1.14005

Located adjacent to St Mary de Castro Church and near the Castle Gardens and De Montfort University in the Castle Park area of the city centre. Walk along Horsefair street which leads onto Millstone Lane, cross over the road and continue to walk straight ahead to the Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens.