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Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1D, England
01604 838 111
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Ranked #10 of 36 Attractions in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Whilst not unmissable, there is lots of interest here for a cole of hours explore. Not only shoes but the story of the city. Lots. For kids too.

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England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

quite boring not much to see, a little gem of an idea in the town just not very well thought out, sell everything worth having and no funding makes it a bit of a dreary visit.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A museum that has mostly history of the surrounding area rather than whats gone on in London over god knows how long! Was refreshing to learn some of the history of Northampton, and I will never again comment on friends having too many pairs of shoes (this place has hundreds!). Toys on the second floor are great, although kids of... More

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Essex
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Why not pop into this museum if you're passing, as there is an array of shoe displays and local culture, dating back to Saxons and Romans. Its also free, tea and coffee is available, and you can walk around at your leisure. The museum aso has a reasonably priced shop

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I thought the exhibition of Northampton in the 60s was very good it was lovely to see the old scooters and photo's really took me back in time

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I never know that Northampton had such an interesting history until we visited this museum. It is extremely well-laid out with very good audio-visual and static displays, in a bright. colourful environment. Wish we had had more time to visit on this occasion, but will plan to return

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A wonderful first time visit to the museum - specifically to see the Kobi Levi exhibit but more than entranced by the shoe museum too. Wonderful to get an insight into the history of shoes from such a local place, well set out, very interesting and shoe gifts to buy to boot .... ! Staff were very helpful, facilities really... More

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Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Really enjoyed the ancient shoes, especially the all wooden ones, the beautifully embellished slippers and the glamorous 1940s peep toed shoes. One huge draw back was the vertically dark exhibits. Could read the labels but couldn't see the shoes themselves! Quite ridiculous really, surely time limited switches could work. Fantastic Kobi Levis exhibit and properly lit - hurrah! Definitely worth... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visited museum on visit to northampton museum is on three floors and features a shoe museum art gallery and history of northampton from stone age to present day only criticism is that some of the exhibit cabinets are poorly lit so makes it hard to see exhibits shoe museum features sir elton johns "tommy" doc martens

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

You asked me to review Northampton restaurants - one you mentioned no longer exists another I have never heard of. Northampton is so much more than it's eating places. The Cutural Quarter has two theatres, a cinema, a Museum and Art Gallery a Rene Mackintosh House, a park with a marina. We have not far away, Delapre Abbey. The recently... More

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