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 shoesin 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.
Work has started on five themed gallery displays at Abington Park Museum, which tell stories of the house, park and area from Doomsday to the present day. The galleries in the west wing are closed to enable the work to take place. The military and social history galleries remain open and there is a full events programme. The new Abington galleries will open 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 www.nationalleathercollection.org.