At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester’s past and find out about the people of Leicester from prehistoric times to the medieval period. A special display on the history of archaeology in Leicester, ‘Archaeology and Endeavour’ explains why our city has such rich and interesting museum collections and includes a stunning display of extremely rare medieval glass from Wygston’s House. The museum grounds contain one of Leicester’s most famous landmarks, the Jewry Wall, part of the Roman town's public baths. It is one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the country. The celebration of Leicester’s Roman history continues inside the museum, with stunning collections including detailed mosaics, intricate painted wall plaster and a beautiful Roman cavalry helmet cheekpiece. Complementing our Roman archaeology collections, there are fascinating artefacts from other eras. From ancient stone tools to striking medieval decorated tiles from Leicester Abbey, there's something to interest the whole family.
The museum will be closed for refurbishment from 31 July 2017 until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Facilities and services
- Education facilities available
- Facilities for private functions and events
- Meeting room available
- Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
- Research facilities for academics
- Study facilities
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to all public areas
- Wheelchairs available for loan
There is a car park adjacent to the museum, within St. Nicholas Circle. Wheelchair access is available from Holy Bones, through Vaughan College private car park. Please telephone in advance so that we can make sure the access through the car park is clear. The museum displays and toilet are entirely wheelchair accessible.
- Academic publications and resources available
- Activities for pre-school children
- Adult lectures and courses held
- Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
- Direct teaching services for schools
- Events and resources for children and families
- General guide to collections available
- Member of staff available with responsibility for education
- Object identification and/or written enquiry service
- Pre-booking service for groups
- Primary school education service available
- Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
- Secondary school education service available
- Specialist publications on collections available
- Touch exhibits
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