history museums in Northamptonshire
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Northamptonshire Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Northamptonshire...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Northamptonshire Museums and Galleries

Abington Park Museum

Park Avenue South, Northampton, NN1 5LW
Tel: 01604 838 110    Fax: 01604 838720
E-mail: museums@northampton.gov.uk
Web: www.northampton.gov.uk

Free admission, open Tuesday - Sunday.

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Alfred East Art Gallery

Sheep Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire, N16 0AN
Tel: 01536 534274       E-mail: museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk
Web: www.kettering.gov.uk

The gallery exhibits paintings from Sir Alfred East R.A., PRBA (1844 - 1913) alongside other famous local artists, including Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854-1931) as well as the work of contemporary artists, photographers and sculptors.  The Gallery is open Tuesdays - Saturdays 9.30am to 5.00pm.

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Manor House Museum

c/o Coach House, Sheep Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 0AN
Tel: 01536 534219       E-mail: museum@kettering.gov.uk
Web: www.kettering.gov.uk

Short-term exhibitions, regular activities and a "hands-on" approach to history.

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Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Guildhall Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DP
Tel: 01604 838 111     Fax: 01604 838 720
E-mail: museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk
Web: www.northampton.gov.uk

World famous shoe collection.  Free admission.

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Wellingborough Museum

Dulley's Baths, 12 Castle Way, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 1XB
Tel: 01933-276838       E-mail: wellingboroughmuseum@msn.com
Web: www.wellingboroughmuseum.co.uk

Housed in a building that was originally a Victorian indoor swimming pool, and then a shoe factory, the museum covers the social history of the Borough of Wellingborough. It is an independent museum administered by the Winifred Wharton Trust. Free admission, open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.

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