Easily accessible from pedestrianized New Walk and 10 minutes walk from the train station, the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is a great place to visit in Leicester. It is free of charge to visit and has good access for those with prams or with limited mobility.
They have a new place called "The Den" for the under 5's to explore museum exhibits with all their senses and without limit, which although not experienced in person, have heard that this is a pleasing addition for younger children. For toddlers up to older children they have a very atmospheric Egyptian room with real Mummies and their stories; a Wild Space with tunnels and different animal exhibits from around the world and; a fabulous Dinosaur gallery with the Rutland dinosaur (a Cetiosaurus) amongst it's exhibits.
The New Walk Museum welcomes school parties and has worksheets available on their website or call for more information (telephone number below). They also offer their premises out for events such as baby naming ceremonies and civil ceremonies!
For those further afield, there are a series of podcasts about the dinosaur exhibits and their origins as well as an interview with Sir David Attenborough on his early days in Leicester and his memories of the museum. There are accessible through their website as given below.
Their cafe, although not huge in size, has lovely cakes and hot drinks on offer, amongst other delectable goodies, and is accessible on the first floor by lift or stairs. They also have a well stocked gift shop with things to buy with pocket money to more unusual gifts and toys for those seeking something different.
More information is forthcoming on the Leicester City Council website http://www.leicester.gov.uk and phone calls should be directed to telephone number: 0116 225 490
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.