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

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. 

Scream and Scream Again: The Golden Age of British Horror

Saturday 10 September - Sunday 6 November

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Original International Movie Posters

From the early Gothic style to the infiltration of pop culture in the 1970s, this exhibition takes a look at films from this period and how they were marketed abroad through a collection of rare, original lobby cards and posters from around the world.  
A touring exhibition curated by Abertoir Horror Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

The Golden Age of British Horror - Original International Movie Posters

The Life and Work of T L Shoosmith
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The Neglected Water Colourist - the Life and Work of T L Shoosmith

Saturday 17 September - Sunday 20 November

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Thurston Laidlaw Shoosmith gained an international reputation for his subtle and distinctive style of watercolour in the early 20th century. This exhibition takes a fresh look at the life and work of one of Northampton's major artists.

Exhibition sponsored by Shoosmiths. 

Experienced Hands - The Art of the Shoemaker

Saturday 12 November - Sunday 19 February 2017

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Using the painting 'Experienced Hands' by artist Frederick Hall as a starting point, this exhibition investigates the tools and techniques of traditional shoemaking, using tools and objects from the Shoe Collection at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery.

The Art of the Shoemaker

Rife Range, Nobottle by artist Lee Burrows

The Northampton Town & County Art Society Annual Show

Saturday 3 December - Saturday 18 February 2017

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

The 103rd exhibition of this long established and prestigious Art Society features work from the top professionals and amateurs in the county.

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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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