Alice Hawkins And The Footwear Industry

Alice Hawkins And The Footwear Industry

Leicester Newarke Houses Museum

Leicester Newarke Houses Museum

Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens incorporating the Museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment

Newarke Houses Museum is composed of two historic houses, Wygston’s Chantry House and Skeffington House and tells the story of 20th century Leicester and the history of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

The museum displays include room settings from the 1950s and 70s, a cinema experience, a collection of toys from Tudor to present day and a play area for children to try various games. Two dedicated community galleries tell the story of ‘Moving Here’ and settling in Leicester.

Find out more about Leicester’s famous son Daniel Lambert and visit a 1950s street scene inspired by Wharf Street that includes the Jolly Angler public house, a grocer and a pawnbroker, with sounds and conversations from the times.

Discover more about the story of Leicester at War. Through personal stories find out about the home front and the history of the Regiment, including a recreation of a First World War trench with sound and lighting.

Through oral histories, archive film, computer interactives and collections discover the histories of Newarke Houses, the surrounding historic area and 20th Century Leicester.

 

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The LeicestHERday Trust is an organisation formed to give an equal voice to all women and enhance the community at large by enhancing women's life experiences. LeicestHERday Trust is the home of the International Women's Day.

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