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.
New opening times
From 1 May 2014, our museums will be open during these times:
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Tuesday - Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 10am - 5pm
Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
Abington Park Museum
April - October
Thursday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 1pm - 5pm
November - March
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
Appointments to view museums for groups can be made outside opening hours.
Discover more about the arts, local history and the nationally recognised shoe collection through the permanent galleries and changing exhibitions.