Northampton Museum and Art Gallery | Day Out With The Kids

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

  • Entrance to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Shoe exhibition at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Attraction Information

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Ages: 9+

Venue type: Indoor

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery tells the story of Northampton's history from the Stone Age to present day using objects, sound, and film. Outstanding collections of decorative and fine arts (including Oriental ceramics and Italian paintings), plus an amazing amount of shoes (over 12,000)! It's also free to visit.

The museum reflects the town's standing as the boot and shoe capital of Britain, with 2 galleries that take you into a world of shoes! The ‘Life and Sole' exhibition shows the history of shoe-making from Egyptian times to present day, with a recreation of an old shoe factory, audiovisual displays, and interactive exhibits. The story of footwear continues in the ‘Followers of Fashion' display.

Discover more about local history in the archaeology section, the arts, and more through the permanent galleries, changing exhibitions, and various events that the museum plays host to, which are designed so that visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring them!


  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Guildhall Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DP, England


Click here to visit Northampton Museum and Art Gallery's website
01604 838111

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 - 18:30

Thursday 10:00 - 19:00

Sunday 12:00 - 17:00


Free admission

More Information

The museum is currently being refurbished and will re-open in late 2019.

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