Happy couples can now get married in front of fossils and dinosaurs at Leicester New Walk Museum

By Jake Olner

Leicester City Council announced this week that the dinosaur and fossil galleries in New Walk Museum are now available to be used for wedding ceremonies.

Weddings can now take place in the dinosaur and fossil galleries, where up to 80 guests can be seated.


Speaking to the Leicester Mercury, Leicester deputy city mayor responsible for culture and leisure, Cllr Piara Singh Clair, said: “We’ve had lots of interest from people wanting to make the dinosaur gallery available for weddings, so we’ve done the work to get it licensed.

“Dinosaurs and fossils have been a major attraction at New Walk Museum for many years, and these particular galleries were opened by  Sir David Attenborough in 2011, so they really are at the heart of the museum.

“The Galleries make a stunning location for couples to exchange their vows, in addition to the other parts of the museum where weddings have been allowed for several years already.”

The dinosaur and fossil galleries are an addition to the already established wedding venues of the Victorian gallery and Lord Mayor’s room, where couples can already get married.

Wedding ceremonies can take place right through the week, from Monday to Friday at 11am, 2.30pm or 3pm.


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