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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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Friendly welcoming museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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English first
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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203 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Hı guys I visit this place yesterday and I think it's good a bit 😅 Anyway it's boring i see shoes old Northampton s Castles bla bla Bla it's good a bit Have fun

Thank Mahir Y
Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

A hiddegem and must visit. Amazing shoe and boot collection and so much of the town's industrial history is on display. Great ad hoc shows and one or two have bought in the brillant Alex Ultradish - storytelling the histories.

1 Thank Wendi - Michael B
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant afternoon out, kids thoroughly enjoyed the museum and not expensive. Had a laugh at the old shoes.

Thank carmelmarie
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had family down so decided to pop in on a rainy Saturday. I haven't been since I was a kid but I loved seeing all the shoes again. The museum is free to enter which is an added bonus. If you're in town and have some time to kill pop is and enjoy.

Thank tigger666
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A large portion of the museum is dedicated to shoes as Northampton was the manufacturing capital of England when it came to making shoes. But the museum had a nice art collection as well as the history of the region. There were areas for children to

Thank Alan S
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110 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Following the scandal of Northampton council selling an Egyptian Statue I have never really wanted to visit it, however I nipped in and was disappointed to see such a small collection on display. Just three artifacts and some sandals in the shoe collection exhibition. Overall probably the worst museum I've visited in terms of ancient history. The exhibition about Northampton... More 

Thank taffymhd1968
United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Good museum , lots of history of Northampton here. Great activities for children from time to time. You should check the website to see if these are on before travelling.

Thank Musbacat

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