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Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP, England
+44 1604 838111
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Good Museum

A good selection of things to see, especially the shoes which of course Northampton is well known... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip H
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
Northamptons history..in a lovely house

It's a setting that's really holding a lot of Northamptons history..a famous family..as well as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter H
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP, England
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+44 1604 838111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good selection of things to see, especially the shoes which of course Northampton is well known for, a fun museum, well worth a visit.

Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a setting that's really holding a lot of Northamptons history..a famous family..as well as summer setting of outdoor plays and theatre in the courtyard

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Enjoyable day spent mooching around the exhibits. Nice lady explained anything we didn't understand. What was surprising was to see items from my youth now being shown as museum exhibits! I must be getting old.

Thank valannrob
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I have been here multiple times, however, when I moved here in May last year I found that this place was closed. It turned out that the museum sold items to a private seller for approx 21 million, therefore the museum authority has shut them...More

2  Thank Rob B
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

fantastic experience ,very in formative, credit to Northampton historic town ,credit to northampton museum and art gallery

Thank Audrey A
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

The museum is the home of a very good history of shoe making that the town of Northampton is noted for as well as other exhibits it is not well signposted but when you find it you will pleased you made the effort.

Thank Mick G
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

This museum is great, it is a real hidden gem of Northampton. The holiday workshops are great and the children love them. It's a shame they are held in the basement with no lighting. I can't wait for the new refurbished museum to reopen.

Thank LouLouTravel74
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Have been to this fantastic shoe collection many times, but yesterday I dropped by only to find that it is closed until 2018 for adding on a building extension. Hopefully they will keep their website updated for reopening date.

2  Thank PBTravelstheWorld
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

I have been here quite a few times and whenever I visit Northampton I pop in. Not really an art gallery, more a museum of shoes and the history of shoe making and all the more interesting for that. Yes the rooms are dark but...More

1  Thank NB1957
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Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Firstly if you love shoes this place is a must. We spent a couple of hours here and felt we had seen pretty much everything though there is a lot more reading to do if that's your thing. The shoes on display are varied and...More

Thank The2bearsandhec
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JCW447
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Sellini-Ally | Reviewed this property |
There is a short stay car park on the same road as the museum. There are some dotted along the road as well. However I think they have a maximum of two hours stay.
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