The First of Its Kind
The Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, the
first of its kind, was founded by Raymond Singleton with the intention of creating a Museums Profession and raising the levels of expertise in all sector of the museum world.
At that time there was one lecturer and one member of technical staff. 20 students studied museology and were divided into option groups for archaeology, English local history, natural history and geology. The Department was housed in 152 Upper New Walk in a house built in 1832 for a pawnbroker.