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Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1D, England
Phone Number: +44 1604 838111
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an hour well spent before crossing to the theatre

with an hour or so spare I took my 5yr old to the Museum before the Theatre (opposite). much improved layout since my last visit a couple of years ago. Interesting and informative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2016
debk-w2015
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with our 18 year old granddaughter, into shoes, and her boyfriend. We only looked at the shoe museum. They were both disappointed with the quality of the displays. In particular most of the shoes in the cabinets cannot be seen because of poor lighting. It was also difficult to find the best route round the displays. Several of... More 

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Bethersden, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

If you have a shoe fetish your in luck. Comprehensive foot-ware collection and interesting machinery from the now non existent shoe making industry. Good try.

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Thank defibduncan
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

with an hour or so spare I took my 5yr old to the Museum before the Theatre (opposite). much improved layout since my last visit a couple of years ago. Interesting and informative displays for all ages. easy access and FREE. donations or purchases from the well stocked gift shop help with funding this attraction..

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Thank debk-w2015
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

To be honest I really didn't fancy going to a shoe museum, in fact I was dreading it. (part of a coach tour) anyway I was pleasantly surprised. The history of footwear through the ages and from all over the world. It was very interesting.

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Thank Iaon1967
Daventry
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Went here, not expecting what to find, but a trove of treasure. If you are a history buff then you will find it fantastic Will definitely go again

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Thank lindadaventry
Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We visit this place every year. Nice exhibits-especially shoes. As back on the days I used to be Spice Girls fan. Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice) shoes impress me every single time. Worth a visit especially if you want discover more about Nrthampton

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Thank Y4950YHannab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Had 2 hours to kill before an appointment and on a walk through the town found the museum and thought I would pop in. Was very pleasantly surprised, not only was entry free but the museum was interesting and up to date. Will definitely be returning with my Children.

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Thank omgctoatnat
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Fabulous exhibits from the shoe industry, but lighting is very low and sometimes you can't see the details of the exhibits. Another negative was some interactive exhibits failing to deliver. Winge over Great to take children to as they go out of their way to make displays accessible in the upstairs galleries with lots of dressing up opportunities too.

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Thank Moira S
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

A well presented museum, giving a favourable introduction to the town. Lots of interesting areas. If you are interested in the shoe trade you will be in ecstasy, if not - it won't take you so long.

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Thank Sheila A
Rushden, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Northampton was the centre for the shoe manufacturers in UK. There has even been a film made about a small handmade shoe manufacturer called..Kinky Boots. It was made in an original shoe factory called Trickers ..still producing high quality shoes. The museum displays the history of the shoe industry very well. It also has several displays on historic events...great fire... More 

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