The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is on New Walk in Leicester, England, not far from the city centre. It opened in 1849 as one of the first public museums in the United Kingdom. New Walk contains displays of science, history and art, both international and local. The original building was designed by Joseph Hansom, designer of the hansom cab.
Visitors can enjoy galleries including Dinosaurs, The Den gallery for the under 5's, the Victorian art gallery, Arts and Crafts gallery, Picasso Ceramics: The Attenborough Collection, Life and Death in Ancient Egypt and Wild Space. The museum also offers a range of temporary exhibitions and events from children’s craft activities to lunchtime concerts.
This is a brilliant place for the young and old alike, there is so much to see and do for everyone, but the best part is, it is FREE to enter. If you have little cachers in the family, they are going to love it here.
The museum opens Monday to Friday 11.00am till 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11.00am till 5.00pm
There is also a gift shop, a café, Free Wi-Fi and toilets including baby changing facilities. There is a lift available for anyone that might find the stairs a struggle.
So, how to log this virtual? Simple really, your GPS should have taken you to outside the museum entrance, now go inside and explore. There are three things I'd like you to look for inside, I'd simply like you to take a picture with whichever one is your favourite. Please post the picture with your log, there is no need to send it to us separately. Here are your choices, all three have a link to Leicestershire
1 Bes-En-Mut, the Egyptian priest's coffin
2 Battle of Bosworth Field, painting by William Bass
3 The Rutland Dinosaur
The photo should include yourself, but it's up to you how much of yourself you want in the picture. Selfies would be awesome, but if you're camera shy then just your hand, foot or your GPS, or even a sign with your caching name on, whatever you are comfortable with that proves you were there. I don't want any armchair caching going on here please!
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 2.0 on the Geocaching Blog.