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Newarke Houses Museum

Newarke Houses Museum


The Newarke,


Newarke Houses Museum combines a Tudor chantry house and Elizabethan merchant’s house to tell the story of Leicester’s social history and the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

The museum is open to the public during the day, but can be hired in the evenings for private tours.

We also have a suite of Garden Galleries suitable for functions, training, talks, launches and exhibitions which can be used during opening hours.

The delightful gardens show the development of English gardens over the ages.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Mobile phone coverageGrounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

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


  • 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
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


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


  • 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


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.