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Leicester Museums

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Address: New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk

Telephone: 0116 225 4910



We can work with schools in: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland

Artforms: Combined Arts, Heritage, Museums, and Visual Arts

We are an: Arts Award Centre, Arts Award Supporter, and Artsmark Partner

Keystages: Early Years (0-5), KS1 (5-7), KS2 (7-11), and KS3 (11-14)

Leicester Arts and Museums are an Artsmark Partner. We can support schools on an Artsmark journey to encourage creativity, participation and enquiry through our provision of learning resources and Active Learning Workshops.

At Leicester Museums we offer a unique experience to include:

• Inspiring Active Learning Workshops which focus on our permanent collections.

• Self-guided resources such as discussion cards, prompt cards and activity sheets for our permanent galleries.

• A stimulating learning environment for self-guided visits.

Active Learning Workshops (Key Stages 1 to 4) focus on our permanent collection to complement work in the classroom and help meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.

We offer:

• Access to original objects, paintings and sculptures.

• Opportunities to handle the 'real thing'.

• Stimulating, challenging activities led by qualified and experienced teachers.

• Supporting information sent to all schools on confirmation of booking.

• All teaching materials used in the workshops.

Whatever the topic, we will help to bring it to life - dinosaurs, Egyptian mummies, Victorian paintings and giant beam engines - you will find all these and more in our museums, along with staff who will help you to plan your visit.

If you are interested in making a booking or have any questions, please contact us on 0116 225 4910 or

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery displays diverse collections including fine art, Egyptology, natural science and palaeontology. Workshops are offered on Egyptology and dinosaurs and art. A teacher’s a self - guided pack is available to support Key Stage 2 cross curricular subjects

The Guildhall

The Guildhall has been at the heart of Leicester for more than 600 years. Celebrate the rich heritage of the building and explore life in Leicester in the middle ages. The Guildhall offers an upper Key Stage 2/lower Key Stage 3 session to investigate crime and punishment through the ages. Historic evidence is used to put King Richard III on trial where pupils will act out a court scene.

Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens

Newarke Houses Museum tells the social history of Leicester and of Leicester Regiment.

Activity packs are available for teachers who wish to bring groups for a self-led visit to the World War One galleries and they include activities to complete in the museum and at home. The packs can be downloaded from the website below.

The museums’ popular Key Stage 1 Active Learning Session focuses on toys and games from the past and present.

Abbey Pumping Station

Abbey Pumping Station was built in 1861 as a pump house and the grand Victorian building and beautifully decorated beam engines were the cause of great civic pride.

At Key Stage 2 the 'beaming with health' Active Learning Session explores disease and sanitation during Victorian times. The Victorian washday workshop uses real objects and costume to compliment the session.

Activity packs are available for teachers who wish to bring groups for a self-led visit. The resource is designed to encourage schools to focus their visit on specific themes to support, investigation and discussion.

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