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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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Very good display of shoes and history of the town.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Robert K
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

In the cultural quarter of Northampton is this wonderful treasure... I love to visit the museum and enjoy the calm atmosphere, beautifully thought out exhibitions and exhibits. Having visited several times over the last year I have enjoyed seeing different art work on show and they do have various events on throughout the year. The staff are helpful, informative and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Staff very friendly and welcoming. Exhibits are well put together and the piece on northamptonshire's history was particularly interesting. Great to have things for kids to do in each space as well!

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London, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Excellent free Council-run museum using shoes to provide social history. Also an old-fashioned but informative museum of the history of Northampton, and a small art gallery. Well worth dropping in for an hour or two if you are in the town or have an interest in shoes!

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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I went to view a painting in the store which was lovely. I was taken care of very well. The shoe collection was very fascinating as well.

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