New Walk Museum

New Walk Museum

The New Walk Museum was designed by Joseph Hansom, the designer of the hansom cab. Although it has been expanded several times after that, most recent being in 2011. 

It’s located on New Walk, in Leicester, close to the city centre. A fun - fact about this particular museum is that it was one of the very first public museums to have opened in the UK, back in 1849. 

It contains displays of a wide range of subjects, such as: history, science, art, all internationally and local. It also has a significant collection of extinct lifeforms, such as: two dinosaur skeletons, a cetiosaur and a plesiosaur. 

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Abbey Pumping Station

Abbey Pumping Station

The Abbey Pumping Station falls under Leicester’s museum of science and technology. It displays and gives complete justice to the city’s industrial, technological and scientific heritage. 

It was opened in 1891, and it pumped the city’s sewage to the specific treatment works at Beaumont Leys. 

The Abbey Pumping Station is a very aesthetically pleasing building and has decorated beam engines which were at some point a cause of great civic pride. 

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