Northampton Museum and Art Gallery expansion

The museum will reopen in 2021

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery closed in 2017 to allow work to start on a major new expansion project. The museum will reopen in early 2021.

Abington Park Museum is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions and we hope to reopen in the near future as local conditions allow.

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.