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

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

  • Northampton
  • Indoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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

We're sorry to see it go! 

Don't worry - you can find lots more great days out in Northampton, or you can browse days out all over the UK here.

Attraction Information

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!

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Opening hours

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

Thursday 10:00 - 19:00

Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Pricing

Free admission

Travel & Contact Information

Address

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

Phone number

01604 838111

Map

Website

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

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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