Northampton Borough Council
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Exhibitions

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


bees pollinators of the world

Bees - Pollinators of the World

Saturday 19 March - Sunday 15 May

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery 

Honey bees have undergone a 300 million year journey to become one of the small wonders of our world and are one of the most extraordinary evolutionary creations on our planet. Found in almost every region of the world, honey bees are the key pollinators of flowering plants.

Through stunning photography, this exhibition introduces visitors to the life of the honey bee. From life in a beehive, pollinating flowers and stunning shots of bees in flight, this exhibition explores the importance of the honey bee and how scientific research is helping to secure their future.

Photographs by Heidi and Hans-Jϋrgen Koch.


Art in the Park

Saturday 16 April - Sunday 15 May

Abington Park Museum


Abington's annual open art exhibition is now in its 55th year and showcases the work of Northamptonshire artists. Professional artists, students and hobbyists are all welcome to submit work to the exhibition.  

Download Art in Abington Park Exhibition conditions of entry and and entry form.

Application forms are also available from Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum.

The last date for entries is 3 April. 

Art in the Park

Looking in Wonderland.

Looking in Wonderland

Saturday 30 April - Sunday 12 June

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Some of the most famous illustrations in the world will be brought to Northampton this year. 

A selection of the best of Sir John Tenniel's illustrations for Lewis Carroll's two Alice books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) will be on display. 


Landmark: Photos of Northampton

Saturday 18 June - Sunday 10 July

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Landmark is an open exhibition showcasing photographs taken by local photographers of some of Northamptonshire's most iconic buildings.  Subjects include the historic, iconic and well-known as well as the new, the domestic, the unseen and the unremarked.

Photos of Northampton, Landmark

Network Arts Exhibition

Network Arts Summer Show

Saturday 28 May - Sunday 26 June

Abington Park Museum

Showcasing a range of quality contemporary and traditional art from emerging and established artists in the region, this exhibition features a diverse range of work by members in a variety of media.  Subjects include local scenes, botanical, landscapes, portraits, wildlife and architecture.
All work exhibited is available for sale.

Animal Tales

The world of animals in stories, rhymes, legends and songs

Saturday 28 May - Sunday 4 September

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

The animal world has long been a source of fascination and inspiration.  In this family friendly exhibition find out about animals of all shapes and sizes, how they live and the stories we tell about them.  Enter a wild world of paintings, objects, legends, fairy tales, nursery rhymes and songs.

Animal Tales

Beauty and the Beach exhibition

Beauty and the Beach

Saturday 16 July - Sunday 28 August

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

This exhibition explores the style, design and inspiration of women's swimwear during the 1940s, 50s and 60s.  Through the display of bathing suits, two-pieces and bikinis, the exhibition highlights the changing shape and coverage of swimwear alongside our changing attitudes towards the body. 


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If you would like to know about future exhibitions, events and workshops please email museums@northampton.gov.uk 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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