Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Workshops, Talks & Tours


Sara Spade

Ukulele Workshops by Sara Spade

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Sara Spade (theukulelelady.com) will provide a creative and fun learning atmosphere. Ring 01604 837397 to book.

Beginners 11 October 10am - 3pm

Learn the basics and how to accompany songs

Intermediate 15 November 10am -3 pm    

Facilitate your progress to a higher level.

For  both classes :

Instruments provided OR bring your own

Tea/coffee provided - bring a packed lunch

Tickets £34. Adults only 16 + 

CostumeCostume Store Tour

1 November 10.30am - 12pm

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

£3.50 limited places. Booking essential. Ring 01604 837397 to book.

Equality & The Army

4 November 7- 9pm

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Come and join us for a panel discussion exploring the role of men, women and equality in Britain's army through the ages. Listen to a lively panel debate and come and pose your own questions and challenges.

£4. Booking essential. Ring 01604 837397.

Shoe Store TourShoe Store Tour

8 November 10.30am - 12pm

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Take an exclusive tour of Northampton Museum's world famous shoe collection. £3.50 limited places. Booking essential. Ring 01604 837397.

Medieval Northampton

13 November 7 - 9.30pm

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

An evening of discussion about the lives of people in Medieval Northampton through finds from the county.

£4 booking essential. Ring 01604 837397 to book.

Christmas Craft Fayre

29 November 11am - 4pm

Abington Park Museum - Free

Come along to buy your Christmas presents.

Stallholders can download application forms here

Museum Mornings for the Over 60s - all begin 10.30am

Northampton’s Industry of Yesteryear – National Grid

25th September

National Grid will talk to you about Northampton’s industry of yesteryear.

It will focus on the recent dismantling and regeneration of the 150 year old gasworks site on Towcester Road and the lives of those who worked there.

Creative Writers @ The Museum

9th October

Members of the Creative Writers group will each give a reading of poetry inspired by the exhibitions shown at the museum this year.

Northampton Town and County Art Society – Mike Salt

23rd October

Mike Salt, the president of the Town and County Art Society will give a talk about the society artists and his own work – talk to link in with their 101st annual exhibition at the museum.

Northampton Curiosities – Helen Crabtree

6th November

Helen will explore some fascinating curiosities about people and places in Northampton.

Alfred East - Geoff Hales

20th November

A talk about Alfred East the Northamptonshire landscape painter.

Mailing List 

If you would like to know about future exhibitions, events and workshops please email museums@northampton.gov.uk with your details and we will add you to our mailing list. Please state any preferences you may have e.g. Art, History or general. All information will be kept confidential and used only by the museum.