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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

Address

53 New Walk,
Leicester,
LE1 7EA

Details

Situated in the heart of the picturesque New Walk promenade, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is the perfect location for your special event. Opened in 1849, it holds the region’s premier collections of art, natural history and world cultures.
5 minutes’ walk from Leicester railway station with full disabled access it is a friendly, flexible and convenient venue – with added dinosaurs!
The Victorian Art Gallery has been restored to its full glory. The Lord Mayor's Room or Council Room are ideal for meetings and presentations. Drinks receptions can be held in the Art Gallery, Lord Mayor’s Room or Dinosaur Gallery.
Please note that during the day the museum is open to the public, so use of some areas may not be available. Car parking is available on nearby streets.
The whole venue may be hired and private tours of the museum are available.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Mobile phone coverageDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Venue approved for civil marriageWedding receptionsFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair access, accessible toilet and parking, induction loop in downstairs art gallery, guide dogs welcome.

Opening details

Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

Facilities

  • 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
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair access, accessible toilet and parking, induction loop in downstairs art gallery, guide dogs welcome.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Directions

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Map reference: SK 592038  Lat: 52.62874 Long: -1.12679

A short walk from the city centre. From Visit Leicester walk along Horsefair Street and then turn left into Bowling Green Street. Fenwicks is at the top, turn right here and then the first road on your left veers of into two. Walk down King Street and on your left hand side you will see a pedestranised street called New Walk. The museum is up here on your right hand side.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 km from Leicester station

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