Lord Leycester Hospital


An historic group of timber-framed buildings dating from the late 14th century clustered round the Norman gateway into Warwick, less than five minutes walk from Warwick Castle. For 150 years it was the home of Warwick’s Mediaeval Guilds. In the reign of Queen Elizabeth I it became a place of retirement for Ex-Servicemen and their wives. So it remains today and welcomes visitors from all over the world throughout the year.

The Master’s Garden, a tiny beautiful tranquil garden hidden behind the Master’s House, features a 12th Century Norman arch, an Egyptian ‘Nilometer’ and a very early pineapple pit.

Visitor Info

Admission and opening hours

Admission costs less than £5.00 and includes entrance to the Regimental Museum of the Queen’s Own Hussars and the Master’s Garden (during the Summer months). Reductions available for school parties and organised groups.

Open Tuesday to Sunday

10 am – 5 pm (Summer)

10 am – 4 pm (Winter)

Open Bank Holiday Mondays.

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Guided Tours

Guided Tours with the Master of the Hospital may be booked by prior arrangement.


Partial Access – please contact us for further information.

Interactive computer available to enhance visitor experience for disabled visitors.

Conferences & meetings



Food & Drink

The Brethren’s Kitchen is open for morning coffee, afternoon tea and delicious home made light lunches. The cafe is open from February to December.