Oken's House
Lord Leycester Hospital
The Warwickshire Museum
Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum


The Warwickshire Museum

The museum contains displays of Archaeology, Geology and Natural History, The Great Fire of Warwick and Sheldon’s Tapestry Map.

Opening Times.

(Closed Mondays)
Tues – Sat 10.00 – 17.00hrs
Sundays (April – September only) 11.30 – 17.00hrs
Bank Holidays: 10.00 – 17.00hrs

Contact Details.

The Warwickshire Museum
Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SA
T 01926 412500
E museum@warwickshire.gov.uk
W warwickshire.gov.uk/museum

The Lord Leycester Hospital

The historic group of buildings that comprise the Hospital is dominated by the ancient Chantry Chapel of St James. Built over the West Gate into Warwick by Thomas Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick, in the latter half of the 14th Century.

In 1571, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leycester acquired the buildings and founded, under charter from Queen Elizabeth I, a Hospital for aged or disabled soldiers and their wives.

Hidden behind the Master’s House lies a beautiful and tranquil Master’s Garden. Lovingly restored by a past Master’s wife, its delightful planting echoes a former time. Unique features include the 12th Century Norman arch, a stone vase reputed to have crowned the 2,00 year old Egyptian ‘Nilometer’ and a very early pineapple pit.

Opening Times.

Summer 10.00 – 1700hrs
Winter 10.00 – 16.00hrs
+ Bank Holiday Mondays.
The garden is open to visitors from Easter until October.

Contact Details.

The Lord Leycester Hospital
60 High Street, Warwick CV34 4BH
T 01926 491422
E enquiries@lordleycester.com
W lordleycester.com

The Warwickshire Yeomanry

On the 25th June 1794 the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, the Earl of Warwick, had raised a force of Volunteer Cavalry for the defence of the County in the event of invasion by the French. This force comprising Gentlemen and Yeomanry of the County was named the Warwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry and its first commanding officer was the 4th Earl of Aylesford.

Opening Times.

Easter to September, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.00 – 16.00hrs or at other times by appointment.

Contact Details

The Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum
The Court House, Jury Street, Warwick, CV34 4EW
T 01926 492212
W warwickshire-yeomanry-museum.co.uk

Oken's House

Oken’s House is less than 100 yards from the Warwick Arms Hotel. It was the home of Thomas Oken who was, as the plaque on the wall testifies, ‘a great benefactor to Warwick’. Oken died in the house in 1573. The house used to be the town’s doll museum which unfortunately closed in 2004. However, the house is worth visiting as it is a fine example of a timber-framed building. Thomas Oken is remembered for his charitable actions including the provision of almshouses for Warwick’s poorest people in the 16th Century.

Opening Times.

Easter to October, Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 17.00hrs. Sundays 11.00 – 17.00hrs. November to Easter Saturday 10.00 – dusk.

Contact Details.

Oken’s House
Castle Street, Warwick, CV34 4GB
T 01926 495546