Welcome to Leicester

Leicester is a city in the East Midlands that is situated on the River Soar. With a population of over 330,000, the county town of Leicestershire is the 10th largest city in England and holds a historic association with the production of textiles, clothing and shoes. The city is close to the M1 making it easy to get to by road. You can also fly into East Midlands airport or arrive by train. This modern city is diverse in culture and religion, with a history stetching back to the Iron Age and Roman settlement.

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Upcoming Events

28 Jan 2015Holocaust Memorial commemoration evening

City of Leicester Commemorative Evening hosted by the Leicester HMD Committee. 
The evening will include a panel of young people who have visited Auschwitz, an address by Professor Aubrey Newman, music from students of English Martyrs RC School, a film made by local young people and a presentation of prizes to the winners of the Leicester Schools Art Competition (the winning entries will be on display). The event will take place at Leicester University’s Fraser Noble Hall, University Road, LE1 7RF For information contact Tony Nelson tonynelson32000@yahoo.co.uk 
Time: 7pm - 9pm 
Cost: Free admission

30 Jan 2015Burns night ceilidh

Celebrate Burns night with an evening of energetic music and traditional dancing! Great fun for all the family and a unique opportunity to dosey doe the night away in the Guildhall’s beautiful Great Hall with a roaring fire and whisky on sale at the bar. All ages and experience welcome. Music from Loughborough Scottish Ceilidh Collective with caller Pamela Hood. 
Ticket Prices: £8 door; £7 advance; £5 NUS/ 16-18 years.

1 Feb 2015Steam Toys in Action

This is the 25th Year for this ever popular event. The biggest known gathering of toy steam engines in Europe. Hundreds of toy steam engines, boats and trains. See the museum's collection of heritage vehicles also on show and ride the museum's narrow gauge railway and then enjoy some refreshment in the LMTA Café.

18 Feb 2015Egyptain Tombarama

Build your own shoebox eternal resting place and visit our Ancient Egypt Gallery to see how the real Ancient Egyptians made their own at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery 
Starts: 11am - 1pm 
Finishes 2pm - 4pm 
Cost: £2.50 for activities

20 Feb 2015Fossil Casts and Molds

Come and see how a cast and mold fossil is formed by creating your own form plaster and clay at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. 
Starts: 11am - 1pm 
Finishes: 2pm - 4pm 
Cost: £2.50 for activities

12 Apr 2015Hobbies & Pastimes Steam Day

Nearly everyone has a hobby so this steam day is to celebrate as many hobbies and pastimes as we can squeeze into the museum. Community groups, specialist sports and dance groups, philatelists, lace makers, knitters, and many more will be exhibiting. Whatever is your passion or interest, come and see if you can find it at the museum, and talk to like-minded folk, or discover a new hobby. The museum’s collection of historic transport will be on display and at least one of the mighty beam engines will be in steam, as will the museum’s site railway. Don’t forget to refuel in the LMTA café where refreshments will be available, or enjoy your own picnic outside on the tables provided .
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