Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Museum events

Vintage and Craft Fair

vintage fair

Saturday 27 May


Abington Park Museum

We are now taking stall bookings for our 2017 Vintage & Craft Fair. 

Priority bookings are open for vintage stalls now.

Bookings for craft stalls will open from 20 March 2017.

Stall prices start at £20.

Please read the conditions for stallholders

For any other information contact Elizabeth Ravine on 01604 837276 or email


Summer Food Fair

food fair cakes

Saturday 22 July 


Abington Park Museum

Following on from the success of the first food fair at Abington Park Museum in 2016, we are pleased to announce a Summer Food Fair for 2017. The event is one of the few food fairs in the region to have free admission for the public.

We are now taking stall bookings from food and drink producers from across the region. 

Stall prices start at £20.

Please read the conditions for stallholders.

For an application form contact Elizabeth Ravine on 01604 837276 or email



The Concealed Revealed: The Magic of ShoesConcealed shoes

Friday 22 September
Court Room at The Guildhall

An afternoon exploring the fascinating practice of concealing shoes in buildings.
For many years people have been trying to shed light on the concealed object. Few first hand sources have been identified which explain why people concealed objects in houses, in particular shoes. Many believe that concealed objects were hidden away in the vulnerable areas of a house to prevent evil forces from entering it. But other reasons might have motivated the concealers.
Explore this fascinating practice with some of the leading researchers in this field, including Professor Owen Davies and Dr Ceri Houlbrook from The University of Hertfordshire and Professor Carol van Driel-Murray from Leiden University. There will also be an opportunity to take a closer look at some of the concealed shoes from the museum’s designated shoe collection.
In association with The University of Hertfordshire.
£10 (includes light refreshments)
Ring 01604 838110 to book or book online


Wedding FairWedding fair

Sunday 15 October
Abington Park Museum

Join wedding planning and organiser specialists Events In A Box at the first wedding fair to be held at Abington Park Museum. Events In A Box will present a range of the finest wedding suppliers in the beautiful surroundings of the museum which is now accepting enquiries for wedding bookings and private hire events. A fantastic opportunity to meet wedding suppliers in person and view the stunning Grade I listed Abington Park Museum as a potential venue to hold your special day.
Entrance is free but must be booked in advance at Events In A Box


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