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Visiting with a family

visiting with family

We welcome families of all ages. There is lots to do at both our museum sites for families. 

Check out upcoming events for families

At weekends and during school holidays, we run a range of playful, creative and inspiring workshops that bring the stories in the collection to life at Abington Park Museum and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery.

What's on

Family friendly refreshments

The Café at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery serves a range of freshly prepared hot and cold meals as well as kids meals and lunchboxes. High chairs are available.

Our café

When the weather is nice you can also picnic in the park surrounding Abington Park Museum or in the courtyard at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery.

There is a baby changing space on the ground floor at Abington Park Museum and on all floors at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery. Parents are welcome to breastfeed or bottle-feed anywhere on both museum's grounds and buildings. Should parents wish for more privacy, the baby changing spaces can be used.

Bring your pram and pushchairs

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is accessible with prams. Prams and buggies can be left free of charge in the pram park in the locker room which is found by turning left immediately after passing through the main entrance of the museum. A £1 coin is required (refundable) to use the pram tethers. Lockers are big enough for large backpacks.

Abington Park Museum has uneven level access to the ground floor. The second floor is accessible by a flight of stairs. Pushchairs are welcome in the galleries or can be stored on the ground floor by the museum entrance.

Access Information

Abington Park Museum plan

Abington Park Museum access information

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery plan

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery access information

Ensure a safe visit during the Covid-19 pandemic

We want to ensure that your visit is as safe as possible. To ensure this we have removed many of our family interactive exhibits.

How to ensure a safe visit