The best museums in Leicester in 2022

These are the top 10 best museums in Leicester, England, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Leicester, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Leicester.

These are the best museums in Leicester:

  1. National Space Centre1

    National Space Centre

    Leicester
    The National Space Centre is home to the UK’s largest planetarium, six interactive galleries, a 42m high iconic Rocket Tower and over 150 hands-on elements.
  2. New Walk Museum and Art Gallery2

    New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

    Leicester
    New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is a museum in Leicester. The museum features exhibits related to: fine art, world cultures, decorative and applied art, natural sciences and archaeology.
  3. The Guildhall3

    The Guildhall

    Leicester
    The Guildhall is a museum in Leicester. The museum features exhibits related to: law and order, performing arts, personalities, architecture and social history.
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  5. Abbey Pumping Station Museum4

    Abbey Pumping Station Museum

    Leicester
    Abbey Pumping Station Museum is a museum in Leicester. The museum features exhibits related to: industry, land transport, social history, science and technology and decorative and applied art. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: the museum not only has a collection of working stat
  6. Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens5

    Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens

    Leicester
    Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens is a museum in Leicester. The museum features exhibits related to: world cultures, social history, science and technology, weapons and war, archives, music, architecture, personalities, coins and medals and toys and hobbies. Key themes, people and exhibits in the mu
  7. Jewry Wall Museum6

    Jewry Wall Museum

    Leicester
    Jewry Wall Museum is a museum in Leicester. The museum features exhibits related to Archaeology, Trade and Commerce, Science and Technology, Costume and Textiles, Weapons and War and Religion. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include Norfolk Street Villa Wall Plaster, Blue Boar Lane Wal
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  9. National Gas Museum7

    National Gas Museum

    Leicester
    National Gas Museum is a museum in Leicester. The museum features exhibits related to: science and technology, social history and industry.
  10. Belgrave Hall and Gardens8

    Belgrave Hall and Gardens

    Leicester
    Belgrave Hall and Gardens is a museum in Leicester. The museum features exhibits related to Land Transport, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Natural Sciences, Social History and Music.
  11. Wygston's House9

    Wygston's House

    Leicester
    Wygston’s House is the oldest house in Leicester. It has been here since medieval times and the road it stood on was the widest and busiest thoroughfare in the town, High Street. The house comprises a timber hall of around 1490; a brick block of 1796 which replaced an earlier timber shop and chambe
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    Leicestershire County Cricket Club Museum

    Leicester
    Leicestershire County Cricket Club Museum is a museum in Leicester. The museum features exhibits related to Sport.

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