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Jewry Wall Museum

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Address: 156-160 St. Nicholas Circle | Nicholas Circle, Leicester LE1 4LB, England
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+44 116 225 4971
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11:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:30
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At Jewry Wall Museum you can discover the archaeology of Leicester's past...

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.

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Bit of Roman trace in Leicester

one of the Place to add in your travel dairy if you like to explore Roman traces which has the Baths of their period

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

one of the Place to add in your travel dairy if you like to explore Roman traces which has the Baths of their period

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Bolton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a wealth of info and has a great collection of artefacts. It's obviously looking it's age and could do with some funding. Much like other small museums. Please visit and show your support. Sadly places like this are closing down far too often. Keep up the good work

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Thank Fourtoes
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has an impressive local archeological collection for a provincial municipal museum, mainly concerned with Leicester's Roman heritage. It is informative and has friendly and helpful staff. On the down side, the building itself is a post WWII monstrosity which perhaps represents the architectural equivalent of a crime against humanity. This is only worsened by the dreadful state of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow ...to look down on Roman ruins was amazing.These are the ruins of Roman baths! The museum was interesting and full of information. I just loved the mosaic floors.

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and visit, great to hear you enjoyed it. Hope you can come back and see us again soon. More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to go here to complete a project for university. It was interesting, although we didn't stay for long. Lots of information, and the staff were friendly enough.

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and visit, hope you can come back and see us again soon. More 

Stow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know there existed such sites still exposed to the elements in the heart of a city! Samples of artifacts were in the museum and the mosaics were lovely.

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and visit, great to hear you enjoyed it! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy a visit here every year or every few years. Never get tired of it. They tend to change things around inside so it's not always the same thing when I go back... Love a bit of history and it's amazing we have this, even if it was only a bathroom!

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Good indoor and outdoor experience. You can see the large portion of remaining wall also wander freely among the remains of the walls.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The museum is next to the Roman bath house remains. They are spectacular in themselves but the museum has a wonderful display. It is well laid out with items that can be touched, clear explanations and lots of opportunities for younger children to engage with the displays. We attended a session with the curator and that was brilliant as she... More 

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James H, Marketing and Communications at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks Dee for visiting us and the review, great to hear you enjoyed the experience all the way from Melbourne! Great that you were able to join for the curators session too. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Mosaic refers not only to the wonderful Roman floor excavated but to the museum as a whole. While we were there staff were re-enacting a battle from history with school groups, and it was obvious not only the children were having fun. The exhibits are well displayed and labelled, bringing history to life (at least for me). The staff are... More 

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James H, Marketing and communications at Jewry Wall Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your visit and great review of the museum and mosaic's in particular. Hope you can come back and see us again soon! More 

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