Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Workshops, Talks & Tours

Shoe Store TourShoe Tour

5 July 10.30am - 12pm

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

£3.50 limited places | booking essential

Take an exclusive and behind - the scenes tour of Northampton Museum's world famous shoe collection. This tour is a great opportunity to see some wonderful shoes from the museum's renowned collection. 



Northampton Museum and Art Gallery 

19 July 10am - 5pm | 20 July 12 - 3.30pm 


Sharing their passion for their model trains and highlighting one of the greatest model train makers of all time, the Bassett Lowke Society will be in the museum showing their working models and encouraging you to bring your 0 and 1 gauge trains too


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

Unmentionables - Victoria Davies

Thursday 1 May

The history of women’s underwear from

medieval to the present day, including

farthingales and frou-frou, corsets,

crinolines and everything in between.

The Life and Times of John Clare

- David Dykes

Thursday 15 May

Exploring the life, works and legacy of

‘The Northamptonshire Peasant Poet’

John Clare. Featuring extracts of his


1914 - John Stanyard

Thursday 5 June

John Stanyard from the Western Front

Association will talk about various

significant events that took place in


Optical Toys - Kevin Varty

Thursday 3 July

Kevin will be sharing with us the

fascinating world of optical toys and will

explore original Victorian items including

the magic lantern.

Becket at the Castle -

Julia Gibson and Jack Plowman

Thursday 17 July

This talk will focus on and raise

awareness of the 850th anniversary

of the Trial of Thomas Becket at

Northampton Castle.

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