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image for Historic Site item typeThe Magazine Gateway

Historic Site

The Magazine Gateway

The Magazine Gateway


c/o Newarke Houses Museum,
The Newarke,


The Magazine Gateway was once the main entrance into the Newarke precinct and was built around 1400. The gate has no portcullis (sliding iron door) and its main purpose was to impress visitors rather than be defensive.

This venue is only open to the public on special event days - contact the Visit Leicester Centre for details of the next tours.

Opening details

The Magazine is open on event days and for privately booked groups. For further details contact the Newarke Houses Museum 0116 225 4980.


Only open on event days and for privately booked groups. Call the Newarke Houses Museum for more information.


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Map reference: SK 584041  Lat: 52.63175 Long: -1.13791

In City Centre at the end of Newarke St. It's located in the middle of the road at the corner of Oxford Street and Newarke Street.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1.6 km from Leicester station