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Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1D, England
Phone Number: 01604 838 111
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Good local interest items

Called in to see the specialist exhibition on brewery history, but mainly to see The Scammell Mechanical Horse that was a special exhibit. nicely presented museum in the centre of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Called in to see the specialist exhibition on brewery history, but mainly to see The Scammell Mechanical Horse that was a special exhibit. nicely presented museum in the centre of Northampton with the town centre close by

Thank childofthefifties
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The good news is that the shoe collection is excellent. The less good news is that the definition of a cafe is a self serve coffee machine. The interpretation materials are tired.

Thank bramblesici
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the usual 'what shall we do?' We will take friends to the museum. I am always happy to browse shoes of every type. But its more than that. I like seeing the weekend brings in kids for activities and I love to be inspired by the art gallery. The display there is not fixed so it is different through... More 

Thank Heather K
Luton, United Kingdom
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518 reviews
231 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Northampton Museum & Art Gallery is in the Cultural District of Northamptaon and the exterior of the building is fairly bland but it was not until I was inside the building that I came to realize what an extensive collection of exhibits were contained in the museum. Due to the history of shoemaking in Northampton a lot of emphasis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The sneaky look in the shoe museum turned out to be an amazing eclectic collection of Northampton artefacts. And it just kept on going and going and going.....

Thank Bex50
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

An interesting collection especially of boots and shoes but... the shoe part of the museum was quite disappointing and so much more could be made of it. The layout was a little confusing with no clear indication which way one should move through the exhibition. The lights in several of the cases containing shoes weren't working and, in others, were... More 

Thank phebert
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Lovely display and staff. Often guest exhibits that are pretty awesome too. Gift shop is reasonably priced

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Went to Northampton to visit the museum not knowing what to expect. Parking on Sat - Sun free, museum entry free, Spent a good afternoon looking at the shoes, boots and other exhibits, was interesting and enjoyable, Would recommend a visit, the Victorian town Hall nearby is also worth a look.

Thank Rayvico
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is a very spacious museum with ample room for wheelchairs etc. The home of boot and shoes down the centuries. It houses lovely artworks and very interesting displays including what the castle may have looked like in Northampton. The staff are friendly with a good gift shop. It is well worth a visit of exploration and discovery.

Thank SueMangionCavarra
Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

My wife son and partner after having lunch at prezzos came here for the first time and was amazed at what you could see. It was a real eyeopener as I have lived in Northamptonshire since 1976.

Thank chris504019

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