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Unwanted recycling boxes

Please leave your unwanted recycling boxes at the kerbside, as Veolia are collecting daily. Alternatively, you can use your boxes for storage or additional recycling alongside your new recycling bin.

Museum events

Book online on our Eventbrite page. Alternatively, the Abington Park Museum ticket booking line is open Tuesday to Sunday 1 – 5pm April to October during school holidays and Thursday to Sunday 1 - 5pm during term time.  Between November and March, the booking line is open 12 – 4pm November to March. Call 01604 838110 during these times.


Armistice Day: A 100 Year MemorialArmistice Day: A 100 Year Memorial

Sunday 11 November
12 - 3pm
Market Square, Northampton

100 years ago on 11 November 1918 the First World War ended. Join us in commemoration and celebration of this significant anniversary.

After the Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade at All Saints Church, come to the Market Square to watch performances by The Looking Glass Theatre showcasing excerpts from the play 'Killed'. Hear First World War poetry read by Nairobi Thompson and extracts written by the CreativeWriters@theMuseum. Live music from The Male Voice Choir and Classical Choir. A selection of WWI objects, images and videos from the Conflict and Community Archive will be displayed, along with bunting making and other crafts.
Refreshments will be available to purchase.
Free. Drop in - no booking required.


Armistice Day Remembrance Service and Parade

Sunday 11 November
9.30 - 11.30am
All Saints Church, Northampton

Northampton troops will be joined by dignitaries for a Remembrance Service at All Saints, followed by a minute's silence at 11am and wreath laying in the church's memorial garden. The Parade will then march past the Guildhall, along St Giles Street and onto Abington Street via Fish Street. They will be dismissed at the Market Square.
Free. Drop in - no booking required


Poppy Cross Commemoration

Friday 26 October
Abington Square Memorial Garden
Members of the Royal British Legion and Western Front Association will remember the fallen of Northampton by laying a military cross in their honour.


Christmas FairChristmas Fair 2018

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November
Abington Park Museum

Now in its seventh year, this very popular Christmas Fair includes artisan producers and crafters offering gifts, decorations and festive food and drink.
Free admission
Stallholders – stall prices start at £27

For an application form call 01604 838111 or download the booking form and further information.


Another Look Back at Northampton

Saturday 19 January 2019Another look back at Northamptonshire
1.30 - 3.30pm
Abington Park Museum

Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust returns to present a new selection of archive film, including The Prince of Wales' visit to Northampton, the Northampton Hospital parade of 1954 and two films by Northampton Cine Club on Northampton Leisure and Pleasure and Safety Corridor - the introduction of pedestrian crossings in Northampton.
Suitable for ages 16 and over
£6 per person (includes refreshments)
See above for how to book


Veganuary Food Fair

Saturday 26 January 2019Vegan Food Fair
Abington Park Museum

Are you looking to start a healthier diet in 2019 after the gastronomic excesses of the festive season? Explore the exciting range of vegan food and drink made
by local producers from across the region. Abington Park Museum is one of the few sites in the region to have free admission to food fairs for the public.

Free admission
Stallholders - stall prices start at £35

For an application form call 01604 838111 or download the booking form and further information.



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.