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

Hazelrigg House

Echoes of Northampton Castle | 3 October 2014 - 28 February 2015

Exploring one building through 1,000 years

Hazelrigg House, 33 Marefair, Northampton

3 October 2014 – 28 February 2015

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Friday - Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm

Northampton Castle was one of the most significant Norman Castles in England. Witness to many important events in history, including the trial of Thomas Beckett in 1164, it played a significant role in events leading up to the creation of the Magna Carta. This small exhibition explores the long history of Northampton Castle and how its presence is still felt today. 


Palimpsest | 15 November - 25 January 2015

What is the meaning of the worn shoe and why is it so powerful? 

An abandoned child's shoe on a pavement, a pile of shoes at a holocaust memorial, a wedding shoe worn once then packed away; why is the worn and used shoe such a resonant and poignant object? Why do images of worn shoes evoke discussions of memory and loss?

Palimpsests explores ways that shoes become vessels or records of memory and why the imprint or trace of a body demands that we re collect.

This exhibition is curated by artist and footwear designer, Ellen Sampson.  


Brownies' Centenary Exhibition | 29 November - 1 March 2015

A exhibition to celebrate 100 years of the Brownies. 

70 80 Print

70 80 Print | 20 December - 6 April 2015

A close up look at our collection of prints from the 1970s and 1980s.

From screen printing to  lino printing, aquatint and woodblock all will be represented in the artists'work. The show includes work by Sir Peter Blake and Sir Terry Frost.  

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Home | 23 December - 4 May 2015

A journey around Northamptonshire in art. 

To bring to a close the 825th anniversary of Northampton having a Royal Charter, Northampton Museum is exhibiting work by local artists depicting the town and surrounding area. Artists included in the exhibition are Peter Newcombe, Roger Corfe and John Donnelly and many more.  

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Fibre to Fabric 11 April -3 May

Fibre to Fabric showcaes the many skills of the members of the Northants Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers. A fundamental understanding of the properties of different fibres enables the members to create beautiful garments by hand spinning, weaving, felting and crocheting, dying and sewing. 

This exhibition will include a number of finished garments, samples and loom to illustrate these wonderful techniques. 

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