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Newarke Houses Garden

Newarke Houses Garden

Contact

Newarke Houses Museum

0116 225 4980

Address

The Newarke,
Leicester,
LE2 7BY

Details

Newarke Houses garden is also well worth a visit. At the back of the garden is the castle wall with the churchyard of St. Mary de Castro behind. The gun-loops (holes) in this medieval wall date to the English Civil War in the 1640s.

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 welcome

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

Prices

Free entry except for certain special events.

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
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

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

General

  • 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

Location

Directions

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.