New Walk Museum’s famous dinosaur and geology galleries are currently undergoing a major refurbishment. The new galleries, set to open in Spring/Summer 2011, will include objects never seen before including a new type of plesiosaur, a sea-going reptile from the Jurassic Period, alongside old favourites such as the 165 million year old Rutland Dinosaur.
To support the new gallery Leicester Arts & Museums Service are working on two Mubu supported projects, a series of video podcasts and a story sack for use with visiting groups to the new galleries. Find out more about the project though our blogs.
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Leicester Arts & Museums Service manages six museums sites including New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is situated within the historic New Walk area and the original museum in the city opening to the public in 1849. The museum has been the inspiration for many people including Lord Attenborough and Sir David Attenborough, who pursued their love of art and natural history as a result of spending their formative years as regular visitors to the galleries. New Walk Museum hosts wide-ranging collections spanning the natural and cultural world. A family friendly day-out, displays include Egyptians, Wild Space, World Arts, Fine Art collections and the Dinosaur & Geology galleries due to re-open in 2011.