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Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP, England
+44 1604 838111
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The museum is the home of a very good history of shoe making that the town of Northampton is noted... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Mick G
Holiday Workshops

This museum is great, it is a real hidden gem of Northampton. The holiday workshops are great and... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
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Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP, England
+44 1604 838111
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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.

Thank Mick G
Reviewed 9 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.

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.

1  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

1  Thank NB1957
Reviewed 23 February 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
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very good exhibition of Shoes & Shoe making, plus other things. I did not have time to see all the exhibitions.

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

While out for the day, we stumbled upon this small museum in the heart of Northampton town. It was a gem. My children and I enjoyed walking all around the museum especially finding out more about shoes and how they are made. My niece who...More

Thank Sellini-Ally
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I and my 22 y.o. daughter went. She found the shoe exhibits most interesting. I breezed through them. Look for Elton John's boots from Tommy! I quit liked the oldest artifacts the best. We walked around the town center. Don't miss the Guildhall! Go in...More

Thank Realtorgrl
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Exactly as the header says great museum shame the staff appear to hate their jobs or not like people won't be rushing back

Thank Honestandbluntuk
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Too boring. A lot of dark showcases. It was hard to notice something inside. No brand shoes, as I expected to see.

Thank Ksenija K
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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.