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


Friends of Northampton Castle

21 June - 31 August

Discover the trial of Thomas Becket that took place at Northampton Castle in this informative and interactive exhibition. Featuring displays and film from local schools.


Batteries not included | 21 June - 5 October 2014

Batteries not included- the history of toys. An interactive exhibition for all the family looking at toys; past and present, their role and how we feel about them.  

Events linked to this exhibition

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Teddy Bears' Picnic

Family fun Day

Norman Walsh

Norman Walsh - English Sports Footwear | 8 July -27 July

From its foundation in 1961, Walsh continues to be Britain's only, wholly owned company that designs and manufactures sports footwear. Tracing origins back to the London Olympics of 1948, this exhibition illustrates how performance footwear has become a fashion staple.  


WW1 Exhibition – A shoe maker goes to War | 2 August - 9 November 2014

In July 1914 almost ten thousand men joined the Northamptonshire regiment. One month later Britain was at war with Germany in what was called "the war to end all wars."

This exhibition will look at the stories of some of the shoemakers who fought and how their absence affected those they left behind.  Produced in partnership with the Northamptonshire Regimental Association and the Northamptonshire Yeomanry Association. 

This exhibition is in conjunction with the Conflict and Community project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund 

Exhibition preview night

Shoemaker - preview


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