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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Archives Collection
Newarke Houses Museum (Social History) has always taken an integrated approach to interpretation and use of the collections. It has collected (since the 1950s) news clippings, ephemera and other documentation (in addition to “history file” material) related to the collections and to all Leicester streets. There is an important material culture library at Newarke Houses which includes the only copy of Diderot’s late-18th-century Encyclopaedia in the East Midlands. Staff draw on the photograph and document collections held in the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland for displays and for publications, also the invaluable oral history and video material being collected and published by Leicester City Council’s Oral History.
Local significance
Date range of collection
Accumulation Dates
1950 - 2004
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Newarke Houses Museum
The Newarke Leicester LE2 7BY United Kingdom
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0116 247 3220
0116 247 0403 
Building Information
Newarke Houses is composed of two historic houses: Wygston's Chantry House and Skeffington House and has gardens attached.
Collections Overview
Display Overview
Collections displayed include, clocks, toys greetings cards and coins. There is a reconstructed Victorian street scene and a room setting from 1600. Displays about local characters include, daniel Lambert, Thomas Cook & Samuel Deacon.
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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