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in the town of Leicester, in the county of Leicestershire


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About The Jewry Wall Museum

This is Leicester's leading Museum of Archaeology, showing an extensive range Roman finds as well as other unique historic relics from other parts of the City.

The museum is in an unrivalled position, the Jewry Wall being one of Leicester's most famous landmarks and is all that remains above ground level of the Roman town. Historically, it formed part of a complex which included Roman shops and Roman public baths. It is a stunning piece of history which has existed for more than 2,000 years.

There have been questions throughout the years concerning the name of the wall, some believe it is so named for the Jewish community of Medieval times, others believe it may be connected with the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, which survived from the great Jewish Temple destroyed by the Romans. Whatever, the Jewry Wall is a legacy of which the City of Leicester can be rightly proud. Amongst its treasures is rare Roman mosaic and three extremely fine examples of rare Roman wall painting.

The Roman baths date from approximately 150 AD, these are in the style of Turkish baths and apart from a place for relaxation and bathing, the baths provided a place in which to gossip and socialise. They consisted of cold, warm and hot rooms as well as an exercise room.

Visitors to the museum can experience The Making of Leicester - a multi-media exhibition covering the history of the City from the Iron-Age to the present day. The focus of this exhibition is the fascinating re-creation of the faces of famous Leicester citizens from detail concerning their skulls. These re-created figures include a man from the Iron-Age period, a Roman woman and the Glen Parva Lady, a Saxon woman whose skeleton was discovered in Leicestershire.

As if all of this were not exciting enough, you can also enjoy learning how archaeologists uncover the secrets of the past through a series of activities, giving all ages the opportunity to dress up - dig deep - and then investigate your finds!

The Jewry Wall Museum offers an interesting visit for every member of the family.

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