Lord Leycester Hospital

Overview

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 £8.50 and includes entrance to the Chapel, Great Hall, Tudor Court Yard, Guild Hall and the Master’s Garden. Concessions available for student, seniors 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.

Accessibility

Partial Access – please contact us for further information.

Interactive computer available to enhance visitor experience for disabled visitors.

Conferences & meetings

Weddings

Facilities

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.

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