How to get here
The School of Museum Studies lies on University Road approximately 15 minutes walk south of Leicester city centre in a conservation area, amongst various small university buildings and houses. The School is approximately 5-10 minutes walk from the main University campus.
Below are directions and sources of information for various forms of travel.
Leicester lies on the London (St. Pancras)-Sheffield, the Birmingham-Nuneaton-Peterborough-Norwich and Stansted, and the Coventry-Nottingham-Lincoln lines.
Approximate journey-times and frequencies of trains are:
From London 75 minutes/twice an hour
From Sheffield 75 minutes/every 1 1/4 hours
From Birmingham 60minutes/hourly
Travellers from, for example, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Hull, York, Newcastle, Norwich, Southampton, Bristol and Cardiff can on weekdays reach Leicester before lunch and return home in the evening.
Leicester Station lies on the University side of the City centre. The University may be reached on foot in 15 minutes, by turning left outside the station, walking up London Road and then along University Road.
Enquiries: 08457 484 950
The Trainline Web site has a searchable rail timetable.
Midland Main Line Ltd is the train operator providing service between South Yorkshire, the East Midlands and London St Pancras. Their Web pages provide timetable information for London to Leicester. This is part of UK Railways on the Net
National Rail Enquiries and UK train timetable are more accessible rail timetables.
Though not always as fast as trains, coaches provide direct and cheap links between Leicester (St Margarets Bus Station) and many other cities.
National Express Coach Enquiries
Telephone: 0990 808080
The National Express Web site provides a timetable and booking service.
If you arrive by bus or coach at St Margaret's Bus Station, you can take bus number 48 to the stop for the University at the bottom of Mayors Walk on University Road. The fare from the bus station is about 80 pence. It will take approximately 40 minutes to walk up to the University from the bus station.
There is a taxi rank at the bus station. You may wish to take a taxi to the Charles Wilson Building, at the top of Mayors Walk, at around £4.00.
If you arrive by bus or coach at the Train Station you can catch the number 80 bus service which runs from outside of the station to the campus. Buses run approximately every 20 minutes during term time and every hour out of term. The buses go on from the campus to the University's Halls of Residence at Oadby.
Arriva Fox County buses, telephone: 0116 264 0400
There are direct bus services to Leicester from regional airports: Birmingham International and East Midlands International Airport and from London-Heathrow and London-Gatwick airports as well as direct trains from London-Stansted.
The routes recommended are the best-signposted ones: inward and outward routes differ where stated.
FROM M1 (SOUTH) JUNCTION 21/M69 (NORTH END)
Follow A563 OUTER RING LEICESTER SOUTH/EAST for four miles to lights at junction with A50 NORTHAMPTON road. Turn LEFT, signposted A5199 CITY CENTRE, and follow the Welford Road for 1.4 miles to junction with University Road. In detail, note the following sequence along Welford Road: two sets of lights; dual-carriageway, with shops and filling stations; traffic lights, followed by playing fields on right. Then turn RIGHT at next lights into University Road.
FROM M1 (NORTH) JUNCTION 22/A50 BURTON
Inward-bound: at busy times drivers are strongly advised to follow the M1 Junction 21 (see above). Otherwise, follow A50 LEICESTER signs along dual-carriageway towards city centre. Near centre A50 signs now indicate NORTHAMPTON. Follow A50 NORTHAMPTON signs through one-way system. When A50 becomes a two-way road again, follow it uphill across railway and past cemetery on left. Turn LEFT at next lights into University Road.
FROM A6 LOUGHBOROUGH
Entry to Leicester is signalled by short dual-carriageway, `City of Leicester' sign, and large roundabout. Take third exit into narrow 30mph road signposted City Centre A6. Keep straight on for 1 mile until road merges at lights with the A46 NEWARK road, which now becomes a dual-carriageway. NOW read next Route `From A46 Newark'.
FROM A46 NEWARK
Follow CITY CENTRE signs along dual-carriageway, flanked by many shops, and over the first flyover. Then turn LEFT at the second flyover, onto Central Ring Road dual-carriageway. Keep straight on at next roundabout, then follow A6 MARKET HARBOROUGH signs through six sets of lights. Continue to follow A6 signs, past Railway Station on left and then turn right at next main lights into University Road.
FROM A47 PETERBOROUGH
Entry to Leicester is signalled by long descent, followed by `City of Leicester' sign, ascent, and 30 mph restriction. Now turn LEFT into Spencefield Lane. Continue for 2.9 miles along this road. In detail note sequence: shops; golf course on left; traffic lights; descent; older shops; traffic lights. Road meets London Road (A6) at next lights. Continue straight ACROSS A6 into Granville Road. Then turn LEFT at next lights into University Road.
FROM A6 MARKET HARBOROUGH
Follow A6 to junction with Granville Road. In detail note sequence: dual-carriageway starts at entry to Leicester, ends at 30 mph restriction; traffic lights; roundabout followed by park on left. Then filter LEFT at next lights into Granville Road. Turn LEFT again at next lights into University Road.
FROM A50 NORTHAMPTON
Follow A50 to junction with University Road. In detail note sequence: start of first dual-carriageway; end of dual-carriageway; intersection with Outer Ring Road at lights; two more sets of lights; dual-carriageway again, with shops and filling stations; traffic lights, followed by playing fields on right. Then turn RIGHT at next lights into University Road.
From the City Centre to the University on foot from Market Street the University may be reached in 20-25 minutes: walk down King Street and turn left along New Walk, a pleasant Georgian pedestrian way, passing the Museum and Art Gallery; and then turn right along University Road.