Hidden treasures needed for Collectors’ Day Exhibition

Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Collectors from Northampton and beyond are being invited to display their collections at a special one day exhibition at Abington Park Museum next month.

Bassett lowke trains have already been confirmed for the Collectors' Day at Abington Park Museum in October
Bassett Lowke Trains

Last year’s event saw 14 collectors exhibit their treasures, ranging from model railways and boats to fossils, doll’s houses, World Cup footballs and owls.

Collections already confirmed to be on display at this year’s event include historic bottles and Bassett Lowke trains.

Councillor Anna King, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for community engagement, said: “The 2016 Collectors’ Day exhibition is the second event of its kind to be held at Abington Park Museum.  We hope that more collectors will join us this year to share their hidden treasures and that visitors not only get the opportunity to enjoy this one day exhibition but also the other items that the museum houses.”

Collectors’ Day takes place at Abington Park Museum on Saturday 22 October from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free.

Anyone interested in displaying their collection for free should call 01604 838111 or email museums@northampton.gov.uk