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Great for an afternoon

Enjoyable day spent mooching around the exhibits. Nice lady explained anything we didn't... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
United Kingdom
northampton museum

fantastic experience ,very in formative, credit to Northampton historic town ,credit to northampton... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Audrey A
Northampton, United Kingdom
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The museum is currently closed for a major renovation and expansion project, doubling the amount of space given over to exhibition galleries and visitor facilities. Work is ongoing on site and the new museum will open spring 2020, featuring a new...more
Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP, England
+44 1604 838111
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

we used to regularly come to Northampton to go to this lovely museum but it has been closed for so long now. Why else would we come to Northampton .? very disappointing

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 28 May 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 March 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Tara D, Commercial and Business Development Manager at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Hi Rob Apologies for the delay in replying to your thoughtful review; we wanted to have our final dates confirmed before doing so. The museum is currently closed as you rightly say, though this is specifically for a major renovation and expansion project, doubling the...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Audrey A
Reviewed 4 October 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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Mick G
Reviewed 8 June 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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank LouLouTravel74
Reviewed 19 March 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.

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank PBTravelstheWorld
Reviewed 19 March 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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank NB1957
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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.