The Arts & Crafts Gallery

The Arts & Crafts movement was one of the most important and influential styles of the 20th century. Ernest Gimson, the architect and designer who represents this style in its purest form, was born in Leicester. This gallery celebrates his life and work alongside that of his closest friends and associates. It also shows their continuing legacy through the works of modern makers who are still inspired by his ideas and ideals today. Suitable for all ages, visitors can explore the harsh realities of living and working in Victorian cities, follow the Arts & Crafts designers in their move to the countryside and understand their principles of good design, good work and good living. The gallery also explores the many ways the Arts & Crafts movement was inspired by nature and take our 'Taste Test' to discover if there really is such a thing as ‘good taste’.

Suitable for
Any age


Free admission


Exhibitions and events

Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection

Permanent exhibition

Following on from the highly successful 2007 exhibition, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery is delighted to present Picasso: The Attenborough Collection, a permanent gallery of selected key works from the...

The Dinosaur Gallery: Exploring Lost Worlds

Permanent exhibition

The Rutland Dinosaur is back! The Dinosaur, a Cetiosaurus, is taking centre stage in the new exhibition that will show extinct animals were not ‘prehistoric monsters’ but living and breathing...

The Den

Permanent exhibition

Come and investigate The Den! The Den is a dedicated space for children aged five and under and their families. Explore exciting new ways to experience museum objects and how they open up...

Expressionism: The Total Artwork

Permanent exhibition

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery are proud to host the largest collection of German Expressionist artwork in the UK, and with support from Arts Council England have re-displayed the collection. Our new...

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