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The Guildhall, Leicester

The Guildhall, Leicester

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Museum, next open Sun 1 Feb - Fri 30 Oct 2015, free entry



The Guildhall

0116 253 2569


Guildhall Lane,


Over 600 years old, this museum offers a historical insight into Leicester. The Guildhall plays host to a variety of activities and performances and currently hosts 'Leicestershire Search for a King' exhibition.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Limited wheelchair access, accessible toilet, induction loop, guide dogs welcome.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 1 Feb - Fri 30 Oct 2015 Mon - Sun 11:00 to 16:30
Open November - January for special events.


Free entry

Except at certain events.



See location of The Guildhall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 585044  Lat: 52.63421 Long: -1.13703

The Guildhall is located in the heart of the city centre. It is next to to Leicester Cathedral, on Guildhall Lane. Guildhall Lane is a continuation of Silver Street and runs parallel to High Street where the Shires Shopping Centre is located.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leicester station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Limited wheelchair access, accessible toilet, induction loop, guide dogs welcome.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

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
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