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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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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
peter h
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Roade
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to find out about the history of shoes, and see fascinating designs from history and all over the world. The Museum includes other artwork and antiquities but the shoes are the main attraction. Worthwhile visit.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a bland or static museum. Situated right in Northampton town centre, it brings life to many local events, people and things of historical importance or interest. Gives fresh insight into so much we take for granted

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Thank SCRAELING
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

On the outside, the Northampton Museum does look very geared towards shoes (although given the whole Cobbler business, not a surprise!), but don't judge a book by it's cover! This is a great place to spend an hour or so, with exhibits that show Northampton's rich history through the centuries, including seasonal exhibits. When I last visited, there was a... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Looking back at the years I've been this is museum I have never got bored of it! I love it here so much. Looking at the history behind our humble little town is simply factual and amazing to think how we would of lived in those times. The shoes here are simply amazing, words cannot explain how much I love... More 

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3 Thank 697gemma
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The museum is a lovely place to spend a few hours. I love the shoes and the history of Northampton display. A great place to go as a family with young children.

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Auckland, NZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The rejuvenation of the buildings and collections in the cultural environment of Northampton were most enjoyable and impressive.

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1 Thank kitten16
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Went here with my brother on a wet Sunday afternoon when we had an hour to spare. We stayed nearly 3 hours until they closed! Started on the ground floor and the huge variety of shoes and the history of making them. The industry of Northampton town is told throughout the museum right up to the third floor!. Fascinating!

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1 Thank 734pat
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Northampton has an amazing amount of history and this museum is an ideal place to savour the mixture of new and old

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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Free and entertaining. Nice afternoon day out. Educational. Worth a visit! Display changes every few months. Good little gift shop at end.

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