Northampton Museum and Art Gallery expansion

The museum will reopen in 2020

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery closed in 2017 to allow work to start on a major new expansion project. The museum will reopen on Saturday 20 June 2020.

Abington Park Museum remains open and our learning programme for schools is running as usual. 

Due to our major museum expansion project, unfortunately we have to suspend our enquiries service and loans from the collection. This includes all enquiries related to the shoe collection. Our schools loans service will also continue as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience that this will cause.

The museum service cares for the largest collection of objects charting the history of shoes in the world. The collection is designated as being of national and international significance and consists of 12,000 shoes and 50,000 archival records including documentary footage and fine art.