Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

Published Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Collectors from Northamptonshire are being invited to display their collections at a special one day exhibition at the newly refurbished Abington Park Museum.

The third annual Collectors' Day will be held on Saturday, 4 November from noon to 4pm and organisers are on the lookout for more hidden gems to add to the exhibition.

Last year’s event saw 11 collectors exhibit their treasures, ranging from Bassett Lowke trains to historic bottles, local railway memorabilia, brewing and CAMRA real ale guides and a collection of books and ephemera relating to the artist John Constable.

Collections already confirmed to be on display at this year’s event include a history of gardening artefacts from Northamptonshire Natural History Society and the return of the ever popular Bassett Lowke trains which will be set up on a full track for everyone to enjoy in action.

Councillor Anna King, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “Collectors' Day is a day for all the family to celebrate collecting and for the collectors to share their enthusiasms. Collections of all types will be considered and we do hope that even more people will take part this year."

It is free to display a collection at the exhibition and collectors are urged to sign up before the deadline of Friday 29 September. Anyone interested in taking part should call 01604 838111 or email museums@northampton.gov.uk

Admission is also free to visitors to the event on the day.

 

Visit www.northampton.gov.uk/museums for more information on events at Abington Park Museum. Alternatively, follow Northampton Museums on Twitter @northamptonshoe or join the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AbingtonMuseum

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