Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council


All the below exhibitions are at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery unless stated.

Alfie the Monkey

Celebrating 150 Years of Northampton Museums and Art Gallery

1st August to 15th November

Founded on 9th November 1865, this year Northampton Museum & Art Gallery celebrates its 150th Anniversary. 150 objects will tell the story of the museum and its unique collections from 1865 to the present day, and look to the future of the museum as it begins its exciting new development. This exhibition will feature well known objects that have been displayed at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum over the years, as well as some less well known.

Highlights include a cobblestone thrown in the Northampton’s Election of 1874, Tete de Jeune Femme by Auguste Rodin and the ever popular Elephant boots.

Magic Stitching

Stitching Magic

Work by members of the Northamptonshire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild

Sat 12 September –Sun 8 November

Showcasing traditional crewel and canvas work, machine embroidery and contemporary designs including paper and metal. Some exhibits are for sale.

Whose round is it

Whose Round is it?

A History of Brewing in Northampton.

Saturday 3 October - Sunday 31 January 2016

Beer has always played an important part in the history of Northampton.

From the small scale publican brewers of the 16th and 17th centuries, to the large scale brewers of the 19th century, all provided a vital service to the people of the town.

In the 19th century there were 60 pubs brewing their own beer and 15 larger scale breweries just within Northampton.

Brewing still plays a major part in the town- Carlsberg is a major employer, Frog Island Brewery make traditional ales and Phipps brewery has become re-established after it returned to Northampton in 2004.

Whose Round Is It will look at the part this industry has played in a town that still has over 70 pubs.

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, real ale connoisseurs should keep an eye on the museum shop for the launch of our exclusive limited edition beer, brewed especially for this exhibition to a special heritage recipe!

Town and County

Town and County

Saturday 28 November 2015- Saturday 23 January 2016

Northampton Town and County Art Society - 102nd Annual Show

A  wonderfully exciting array of artists' work will be on display in this ever popular annual exhibition.

The work of talented graduates and non-members features alongside the best of Northamptonshire artists.

Paintings, sculpture and original print work- most exhibits are for sale.

Prospective exhibitors should contact the Exhibition Secretary on 01604 756316

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If you would like to know about future exhibitions, events and workshops please email with your details and we will add you to our mailing list. Please state any preferences you may have e.g. art, history or general information. All information will be kept confidential and used only by the museum.

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