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New Walk and Art Gallery

New Walk and Art Gallery

Contact

Nathan Alesbrook/Susan Gibson

0116 225 4900

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 day.

Opened in 1849 it holds the region’s premier collections of art, natural history and world cultures. Please note that the museum is open from 10am-5pm.

5 minutes’ walk from Leicester railway station with full disabled access.

Both the Victorian Art Gallery and the Lord Mayor’s Parlour are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and the Parlour can also be used for a drinks reception.

Have your photographs taken with our resident dinosaur or step outside into the picturesque New Walk and Museum Square, the perfect backdrop for your album.

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 coverageChildren welcomeDisabled accessVenue 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • 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

Location

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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