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.
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
Discover more about the arts, local history and the nationally recognised shoe collection through the permanent galleries and changing exhibitions.
Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 2pm - 5pm. Closed each Monday and all Bank Holidays.