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Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery frontage street view

Opening times

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery will be open for visits on the following days:

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.

Sunday 12-5pm.

Also open spring and summer bank holidays 10am-5pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is free to enter. Donations are welcome. There may be charges for some activities during event days.

What there is to see and do

The museum is a key cultural venue in Northampton providing engaging experiences for local people and visitors of all ages. The galleries showcase our collections including history, shoes and art. Our shoe galleries feature our Arts Council England Designated collection. Temporary changing exhibitions ensure that there is always something new to see. Facilities include a cafe, shop and selling gallery.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery plan

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery galleries

Experience a virtual architects tour of the building

The museum is based in the Cultural Quarter with other venues and facilities to explore.

We run events and activities for all ages including events, talks, walks, workshops and activities.

What's on

More information

If you have a question or require more information about visiting us, contact us using the details below.

Make an enquiry

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

4-6 Guildhall Road

Telephone: 01604 838111


We want to be open and accessible to all visitors to ensure everyone can enjoy our buildings, collections, exhibitions and events. We hope that the following access information will help you to plan and make the most of your visit to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery.

Access information

Family visits

We welcome families of all ages. We offer activities for all ages and our exhibitions and events can help support school learning.

Visiting with a family


Our cafe offers a wide menu to suit all the family. 

The Cafe

Group visits

We welcome group visits to our sites. Groups will be able to book talks and tours as part of a visit to Northampton Museums and Art Gallery or Abington Park Museum.

Guided visits for adult groups

Self-guided visits for adult groups

Visiting with a group of young people