Newarke Houses Museum

The Midlands & the Marches

Sprawling over two 16th-century mansions, this entertaining museum details the lifestyle of locals through the centuries. Don't miss the walk-through recreation of a WWI trench, and the trophies of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

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1. Magazine

0.05 MILES

The most impressive chunk of Leicester Castle's remaining masonry is the monumental gateway known as the Magazine, once a storehouse for cannonballs and…

2. St Mary de Castro

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Geoffrey Chaucer married Philippa de Roet in 1366 at this Norman church in the former bailey of Leicester Castle.

3. Great Hall


Clad in Georgian brickwork, the 12th-century Great Hall stands behind a 15th-century gate near the church of St Mary de Castro. Once used as a crown court…

4. Leicester Castle

0.11 MILES

Scattered around the Newarke Houses Museum are the ruins of Leicester's medieval castle, where Richard III spent his final days before the Battle of…

5. Guildhall

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Leicester's perfectly preserved 14th-century guildhall, one of England's finest, is reputed to be the city's most haunted building.

7. Leicester Cathedral

0.22 MILES

Pride of place at this substantial medieval cathedral goes to the contemporary limestone tomb atop the vault where the remains of King Richard III were…

8. Jewry Wall Museum

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This museum exploring the history of Leicester from Roman times to the modern day was undergoing renovations at the time of writing, and is expected to…