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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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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Town Museum

Tells so many fabulous stories of the history of our town. The shoes are fabulous. The old town is so interesting. And the topical displays are fascinating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Tells so many fabulous stories of the history of our town. The shoes are fabulous. The old town is so interesting. And the topical displays are fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was an interesting museum showing the shoe industry through time and Northampton from the first settlement. It was fascinating to see the development of styles through the ages. Queen Victoria 's shoe was also on display. The shoe gallery was dimly lit to protect the exhibits but one one the staff advised that a new gallery is being added... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My favorite is the boot made for Jambo, the elephant used by British Hannibal Expedition 1959. Lot of activities for kids too. Clean place, pleasant staff. Free to use or take photos. Perfect location. Highly recomanded for everyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We made a special trip to Northampton to visit this museum and we were not disappointed.The shoe/boot section was amazing with literally thousands of shoes in the exhibition.Each exhibit had a little history with it, although the lighting was somewhat gloomy.Much was made of Northamptons links with the shoe industry and children and adults alike were catered for. We liked... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The town museum displays a huge range of shoes documenting the history of the towns most famous product. The main draw is the shoe collections, with less space set aside to the history, but none the less what information there is, is still well presented and insightful.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great if you like shoes or have an interest in Northampton. Just don't ask to see the Egyptian statue. The shoe display could be better lit. I am not sure if this is deliberate but you could do worse than bring your own torch. The shoe exhibits don't rotate often so if you come back to visit expect much of... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited the Museum and the Art Gallery last year and many years prior to this. It's a most informative place to visit with lots to see and hear. The art is usually in the Court Yard, many are for sale. I highly recommend a visit.

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you love shoes, you will enjoy time at here ;) I was very surprised, how children friendly this museum is. They have little play areas for kids, and even potty training seats at toilet :) Didn't saw any car parks near, so i think best option is find place on street parking near, like we did ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A pleasant surprise. Lots of exhibits to suit all ages and both sexes. I enjoyed the rugby exhibition and the wife the shoes. Very well laid out on different floors and also ver informative

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great few hours to educate the kids. They both seemed to enjoy it (4&7) and it's free! Nice to take the children somewhere for the day

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Additional Information about Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Address: Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1D, England
Phone Number: 01604 838 111
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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