Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
The Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery is located within the Nicholson Institute. Built in 1884 by silk mill owner Joshua Nicholson, the building is one of a few in the country still being used for the purpose for which it was built. Many famous figures have visited the building over the years, with music and lectures by the likes of Oscar Wilde and John Betjaman. William Morris, during his prolonged period in Leek, would most certainly have visited the building, and today, fine examples of his fabrics embroidered by The Leek Embroidery Society are on display. Today, The Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery continues to celebrate the diverse culture of Leek and the Staffordshire Mooorlands with ever changing exhibitions which blend cultural, historical and regional subjects into a rolling programme of exhibitions and events for all the family.
Kid’s at the Nic
The Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery is a learning centre aimed at teaching children in a fun and hands on way. The Nicholson is a great place to stimulate your child’s curiosity and helps them to learn in an exciting setting.
The Nicholson now offers Arts Award Discover and Explore an Arts programme managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England for 5-25 year olds.
Catch up on exhibitions and events at The Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery on the ‘What’s On’ page.
- Accepts groups
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Guided tours for individuals
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Children welcome
- Parking with charge
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Guided tours for groups
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
|Season (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
|Monday - Saturday||10:00||- 16:00|
* Last admission 15:30
Library: Monday: 8:30 - 17:00, Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 - 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00, Closed Sunday
Map & Directions
The Nicholson Institute is a Grade II* landmark building, situated in Stockwell Street, next to Leek College and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Leek in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlands. The nearest railway station is Stoke On Trent, which is 10 miles away.