The gallery is currently closed until Saturday 8th July 2017. The Leicester German Expressionist Collection is showcased in our dedicated gallery at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. Find out about the gallery and information about opening times and travel advice.

The gallery is currently closed.

Works are due to begin for the installation of a new visitor staircase and lift at the museum. The existing staircase, which doesn’t meet modern health and safety standards, will be replaced as well as adding a new visitor lift as part of major work starting in January.

During the staircase works the first floor galleries (which include World Arts exhibition, Picasso Ceramics, Arts and Crafts and German Expressionist displays) are currently closed and it will reopen on Saturday 8th July 2017.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused whilst we continue to improve the museums accessibility and visitor experience. For any queries, please call the museum on 0116 225 4900.

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Trevor Thomas Dedication

We 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 gallery uses cutting edge museum design to uncover the remarkable story behind our collection. Exploring how and why German and other Expressionist artists revealed their innermost emotions through art, dance, music and drama. 

Supported by Arts Council England.

Leicester has a remarkable collection of German Expressionist Art. Founded in Leicester during the dark days of war, and now with over 450 artworks, the collection is acclaimed as the finest of its kind in the UK.

The initial collection began with works acquired from the ground-breaking exhibition ‘Mid-European Art’, which took place at the museum in 1944. The exhibition featured unique works from private collections, which had been brought to England and safety by refugee artists and collectors.

Expressionist artists sought to liberate powerful emotions in their art, which they believed lay beneath the surface appearance of everyday life. Artists in the collection include Marc, Kandinsky, Munter; Heckel, Kirchner, Jawlensky and Schmidt-Rottluff. Artists preceding, or influenced by Expressionism also enrich the collection, including Liebermann, Feininger, Kollwitz and Grosz.

Funding support for works in the collection has been received from The Art Fund, The V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the City of Leicester Museums Trust.



ACE LogoArt FundV & A Purchase Grant FundThe City of Leicester Museums Trust


New Walk Museum Opening Times:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Free admission



New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

53 New Walk

Leicester LE1 7EA


For Sat Nav directions to access our car park, please use:

Princess Road West, LE1 6TP


Telephone: +44 (0)116 225 4900


Further Details:

New Walk Museum Website