Group Tours

Tours at the Lord Leycester

A visit to Shakespeare’s country isn’t complete without a visit to the Lord Leycester, located in the heart of Warwick and a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Whether you are looking for a day trip or staying in Warwick, Leamington Spa or Kenilworth, we are accessible by coach, car, bus, rail and bike!

Group Bookings

The Lord Leycester is a great place to bring a group of 15 or more, whether you’re organising a club day trip or a large coach party, we would be delighted to welcome you. To ensure your visit runs as smoothly as possible, all parties of 15 or more must be booked in advance by calling 01926 491422 or emailing us

Guided Tours

Arrange a unique experience and book your place on one of our specialist guided tours. Enjoy tours with the Brethren, evening talks by the Master, walks around the Tudor Garden and refreshments in our brand-new cafe.

Brethren’s Tour

Enjoy being escorted on this wonderful guided tour by a robed member of the Brethren. Discover the history of the site, the lifestyle of the Brethren through the centuries and take a glimpse into life at the Lord Leycester today. Learn more about the nuances of this fascinating historical gem hidden in the heart of Warwick


  • An essential guide to the history of the Lord Leycester
  • Engaging gallery tours exploring the museum in detail
  • Walk and tour around the 500 years old Tudor Garden

Price:  £4, alongside a general admission ticket.

Duration: 45 minutes

Time/Day:  11am Wednesday & Saturday

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Family Tours

Join us on an interactive journey through the Lord Leycester as we look for Dudley Bear. Discover medieval guildsmen, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty Brethren as we search high and low for our famous Dudley bears. Can you help us find them all?

Price:  Adults £13, Seniors £11.50, Juniors £8, Under 4’s FREE

Duration: 60 minutes

Time/Day:  2pm Saturday

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Robert Dudley Tour

Join us for an exclusive evening tour of the Lord Leycester and hear the tale of how Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester and favourite of Elizabeth I, came to own the medieval guild buildings and his motivation for transforming them into a ‘hospital’, providing homes for deserving warriors known as the Brethren, who still occupy the building today! 


  • On arrival enjoy a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink.
  • Explore the wonderfully restored buildings showcasing the stories of the Lord Leycester’s first Masters and their personal relationship with Dudley
  • Trace the Patronage of the Lord Leycester to the Sidney family – today’s Patrons and descendants of Robert Dudley
  • View exciting new exhibitions, artworks and very rare,  important documents

Price:  Adults £16.50

Duration: 90 minutes

Time/Day:  7pm Thursday Evenings

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