Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Workshops, Talks & Tours

Sara Spade

Ukulele Workshops by Sara Spade

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Sara Spade ( will provide a creative and fun learning atmosphere. Ring to book.


24 January 10am - 3pm

7 March 10am - 3pm

Learn the basics and how to accompany songs.

Beginners II

9 May 10am - 3pm 

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+

Shoe Making Workshop

4 July Workshop sold out!


8 Aug | 10am - 4.30pm 

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Make Your Own Pair of Designer Shoes with Hetty Rose 


This one-day class offers a unique experience to create your own pair of stunning shoes by up-cycling vintage Japanese kimono fabrics. No previous experience required as you will be expertly guided through each stage by shoe designer Hetty.

We create two different styles of shoe, a slingback shoe and a ballet pump. The slingback can be made with a heel or as a flat shoe, you can choose from a wide variety of kimono fabrics for your shoes and Hetty will prepare this for you, so on the day you have all the components you need to create your shoes.

You pick your heel, the leather to cover it and also in the inside of your creations.  

You get to walk away with a new pair of exclusive designer shoes at the end of the day! It's a perfect gift for those creative family members, partner and friends. If you are planning a creative Hen Do*, it's a fantastic idea as you can wear the shoes on your wedding day!

£225 per person, all materials provided (please bring a packed lunch)

Booking essential. Ring 01604 837397

*Please call the museum if you would like to book your own private workshop on an alternative date.  

Summer Bazaar at Abington Park Museum

20 June 12pm - 5pm

In conjunction with our annual Art in the Park exhibition, we are holding a Summer Bazaar with stalls including crafts, vintage, handmade gifts, exotic food and lots to do for the children.

We are looking for stallholders!  

If you are interested in having a stall at the Summer Bazaar then you can find out more and apply here  

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

Watch this space for forthcoming talks!  

Mailing List 

If you would like to know about future exhibitions, events and workshops please email 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.