Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

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.

Browse images of the shoe collection on our flickr stream.

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.

Easter Bank Holiday opening times

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Closed Good Friday and Easter Monday

Open Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm

Abington Park Museum

Open Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Easter Monday from 1pm to 5pm


Northampton Museum

Discover more about the arts, local history and the nationally recognised shoe collection through the permanent galleries and changing exhibitions.

Free admission

Opening Times:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm.
Closed each Monday and all Bank Holidays.

How to find us (view map)

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery,
Guildhall Road,
Northampton,
NN1 1DP

Telephone: 01604 838 111
Fax: 01604 838 720
Email: museums@northampton.gov.uk

Access:

  • Fully accessible - lift to all floors 
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Assistance dogs welcome

For independent information on disabled access, see the DisabledGo website.

Abington Museum

Learn about the history of the Northamptonshire Regiment & Yeomanry and about how we used to live. Discover historic and contemporary leather design.

Free Admission

Opening Times:

April - October, Thursday to Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays 1pm - 5pm
Closed Good Friday

How to find us (view map)

Abington Park Museum
Park Avenue South
Northampton
NN1 5LW

Telephone: 01604 838110
Fax: 01604 838720
Email: museums@northampton.gov.uk

Access:

  • Ground floor fully accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Assistance dogs welcome

For independent information on disabled access, see the DisabledGo website.


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