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Our collection tells stories of the people of Northampton and our international shoemaking significance.


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Find out about our collection

Our collection tells the stories of the people of Northampton and our international shoemaking significance. We care for a wide and diverse range of objects important to Northampton and the surrounding county. Inspired by the collecting ambitions of our founders, the shoe collection is of international significance, and so too is much of the art collection.


Online resources


Do you have an object or artwork you would like to donate to the collection? The collection continues to grow with the generosity of individuals and companies.


 Image link to Concealed shoes page.

Concealed shoes

The practice of concealing boots and shoes in buildings has fascinated people for centuries. We support research in this area and hold a register of concealed shoe finds. If you find a shoe let us know.


Two shoes angled towards the camera with tiger faces and fabric tassels.

Collection image reproduction service

Images of objects in the collections are available to buy or license for personal and commercial use. We hold beautiful images of over 15,000 shoes and much of our art collection. We will work with you to find the best solutions for online and print publications and other products.

 


4 depictions of the Northampton Eleanor Cross

Eleanor Cross study day at Abington Park Museum

We hold symposia and study days inspired by our collections. If you missed out on our Eleanor Cross study day have a look at information provided by speakers and view presentations.