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

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An interesting museum

This museum specialises in the tale of it's shoe industry, but the story of Northampton itself is also one of it's best exhibits. Lots of interesting dioramas and models. Lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Rushden
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My son loved it here, until the Gas display was removed and replaced by the Guides! It is a good place to visit, but the place lacks something. When visiting, my son kept asking questions, but were unable to find the information! the Gas display showed lots of old equipment, but failed to tell us how the gas was made.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum specialises in the tale of it's shoe industry, but the story of Northampton itself is also one of it's best exhibits. Lots of interesting dioramas and models. Lots of buttons for the kids to push. A nice small area to sit and relax with a good cup of coffee ... even though it is from a machine.

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Wellingborough
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Everybody wears shoes, so everybody will find the magnificent Shoe Collection fascinating. Everything from Queen Victoria's Wedding slippers to Elton John's giant 'Tommy' boots! It must be the country's largest collection and should be given national status. But apart from the boots and shoes there so much else to see in the art gallery and museum. Some fine displays with... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Not the best museum i have ever been too but very interesting pleased i went would recommend but wouldnt be going back for a few years

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

An excellent venue with talks every week. I was very impressed by the quality of the museum and recommend at least an hour for the top floor alone. Tip - take the lift to the top floor and walk down from each floor. Holiday activities for kids too.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Brilliant time walking around learning about some of the local history. First time in Northampton so I found it very interesting to learn quite about its history. Staff were helpful and there to answer any questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautiful exhibition with lovely paintings, great museum well worth a visit, as lots of changing exhibitions and new items added all the time

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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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northants
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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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