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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Archives Collection
The biology section holds
Historical books and manuscripts dealing with the study of the City of Leicester and County of Leicestershire's natural heritage.
A wide range of reference books, journals and papers covering identification, biology and ecology, both generally and of specific groups of organisms and ecosystems.
Documentary material such as field notes, photographs and biographiocal details of donors and collectors.
Records of plants and animals reported as occuring in the City of Leicester and the County of Leicestershire.
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations
Associated Times

Location Details

New Walk Museum
New Walk Leicester Leicestershire LE1 7EA United Kingdom
Open Map
0116 225 4900
0116 247 3005 
Building Information
Founded in 1849 as the Town Museum, the building designed by Joseph Hansom was originally built in 1837 as the Proprietary School.
Collections Overview
Collections are wide ranging covering the natural and cultural world.
Display Overview
Galleries include, Ancient Egypt, Fossils Gallery - including The Rutland Dinosaur (a cetiosaur) and the 'Barrow Kipper' (a plesiosaur), a major display of German Impressionist Art, an art gallery showing 'Our World Through Art', a world arts gallery, Wild Space natural science gallery, a discovery room for children and a series of temporary exhibitions.
Star Objects
Coptic period knitted sock from El Sheikh Ibada.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Management Information (Type)
  • Archive.
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