Northampton Borough Council’s museum service cares for the largest collection of objects charting the history of shoes in the world. The collection is Designated as being of national and international significance and consists of 12,000 shoes and 50,000 archival records including documentary footage and fine art.
The ground floor of Northampton Museum is dedicated to the display of footwear from ancient Egyptian times through to the present. The Shoe Lounge showcases current designers and manufacturers and provides a relaxing space to drink coffee. It is also available to hire.
Due to a major digitisation project and work on the museum
stores, we will unfortunately be unable to respond to any enquiries or research
requests between the following dates:
shoe collection enquiries, research and identification requests will be
suspended between 16 March – 18 September 2015
non-shoe related collection enquiries, research and identification requests
will be suspended between 16 March – 10 April and 29 May – 18 September 2015