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

British Gas

National Grid | 6 September - 23 November

Exhibition produced by National Grid

Discover Northampton's industrial heritage with this exhibition commemorating the dismantling of the 150 year old gasworks site on Towcester Road. With the old site now being regenerated, this exhibition looks back at a power house of the industrial revolution and the lives of those who worked there.

Highlights include historical photographs and a time-lapse video of the demolition.

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. 


Town & County | 11 October - 6 December

Northampton Town & County Art Society - 101st 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.

Tel : 01604 710168


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.  

A Christmas Cracker

It's a Christmas Cracker | 20 November - 4 January 2015

Get in the festive spirit with our Christmas board game and see winter themed art, shoes and history from our very own collections. 

Come and meet Santa Claus

13 December 1.30 - 4pm 

Come and meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a special gift made by the elves.

£5 per child. 


Brownies' Centenary Exhibition | 29 November - 11 January 2015

A exhibition to celebrate 100 years of the Brownies. 

70 80 Print

70 80 Print | 20 December - 22 February 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.  

Home  270

Home | 23 December - 29 March 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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