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High call volumes

We are experiencing a high volume of calls about the waste and recycling changes. If you call us you may be waiting longer than usual to get through. You might find the information you need online.

See our waste and recycling web pages.

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Important notice

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery closed on Sunday 19 February 2017 to allow work to start on a major new expansion project. The museum will reopen at the end of 2019.

Abington Park Museum remains open. 

Due to our major museum expansion project, unfortunately we have to suspend our enquiries service and loans from the collection. We will continue to accept enquiries related to the shoe collection, but these will have a longer response time. Our schools loans service will also continue as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience that this will cause.

Northampton Borough Council’s 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.

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General opening times

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Closed for expansion until end of 2019  

Abington Park Museum

April - October
Thursday - Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays

Open Tuesday - Sunday during Northamptonshire school holidays
1pm - 5pm
November - March
Thursday - Sunday

Open Tuesday - Sunday during Northamptonshire school holidays

12pm - 4pm 

Northampton Museum

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery closed on 19 February 2017 to allow work to start on a major new expansion project.

How to find us (view map)

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery,
Guildhall Road,

Telephone: 01604 838 111
Fax: 01604 838 720




Abington Museum

The new Abington galleries reopened to the public on 30 June 2018.

The Museum of Leathercraft displays have moved to The National Leather Collection Floors 2&3 Grosvenor Chambers, Grosvenor Centre, Union Street, Northampton, NN1 2EW. See website for details

Free admission

How to find us (view map)

Abington Park Museum
Park Avenue South

Telephone: 01604 838110
Fax: 01604 838720


Two free disabled parking spaces in the park. Free on street parking available. Nearest location is Christchurch Road.  


  • Ground floor fully accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Assistance dogs welcome



No on site cafe; however, there is a cafe in the park. Wellingborough Road is nearby, which hosts various cafes and restaurants.  

For independent information on disabled access, see the DisabledGo website.

We aim to provide excellent customer service supporting NBC's aim to be one of the best councils in terms of public service. 

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