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Visit the world's biggest collection of shoes & the only surviving house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, both within stepping distance of each other in Northampton.

  • Abington Park Museum is set within the grounds of Abington Park. Look out for the beautiful Grade II listed building situated between the café and aviary. A little-known fact is that the building was once the manor house...
  • On the face of it, Burton Latimer is an ordinary small East Midlands town with little to show for its thousands of years existence. But looking a little closer, its long history will be revealed. Bronze and Iron Age artefacts...
  • The exhibition held at Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum is part of a wider collection of over 12,000 objects. The objects tell the fascinating story of Britain’s waterways, covering the last 300 years. The focus at the Museum...
  • The Chester House Estate, located in Irchester near Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, is a historically significant site that will be free to enter for everyone. The site is a £14.5m project financed by the National Heritage...
  • Corby Borough Council has sensitively refurbished the 17th Century Grade II listed building in what is known locally as Corby's Old Village and for it to become a single identifiable location for understanding and sharing heritage...
  • Popular with both visitors and local people, Daventry Museum is a “cultural hub.” It’s recognised as a place for people to connect, learn and share stories about the town’s rich history. Typically, the...
  • Desborough Heritage Centre houses displays covering the history of Desborough from very early settlements to the 19th and 20th centuries. Come in and look around, or spend some time, if you wish, chatting to the museum’...
  • You’ll find Earls Barton Museum housed within Jeyes of Earls Barton. ‘Jeyes’ as it’s known, is a small visitor attraction in Earls Barton village. The Museum began as a traditional-style chemist shop,...
  • The Carpetbagger Aviation Museum is located in the wartime Group Operations Building of the Harrington Airfield off the Lamport Road south of the village of Harrington in Northamptonshire. Exhibits include: Operation Carpetbagger...
  • Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is set within Irchester Country Park. Although small in size, the Museum is packed full of interesting industrial artifacts linked with the Northamptonshire's industrial ironstone industry...
  • Welcome to Jeyes of Earls Barton, a family run visitor attraction established in 1981. You'll be surprised what you find behind our front door...shop, lunch and explore your way around Jeyes of Earls Barton, there is something...
  • The award-winning Kettering Museum and Art Gallery is probably the only place in the world that you’ll find exhibits on the history of shoemaking and a mummified cat under one roof! In this particular case, the cat was...
  • Introducing the National Leather Collection. The National Leather Collection is a free for entry resource for people to visit and do things with leather. A space to learn all about how leather is made, used and much debated...
  • We are a contemporary art space in the centre of Northampton. We work with artists at all stages of their careers to present an international programme of contemporary art and multi-disciplinary events. Our home is at 24 Guildhall...
  • The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel tourist railway in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, located just 5 miles from Northampton we are in easy reach of the motorway network. With approximately...
  • Northampton Museum & Art Gallery cares for the largest collection of objects charting the history of shoes in the world. The collection is designated as being of national and international significance...
  • Oundle Museum is an award winning Accredited Museum located in the town’s old Courthouse building. First set up in 1992 it moved to its current building in 2000. It is run entirely by volunteers, with displays about Oundle...
  • The Market House stands at the centre of the ancient market town of Rothwell, it is one of the buildings in the area erected by Sir Thomas Tresham. Sir Thomas, also known as Thomas the builder, was a Roman Catholic at the time...
  • The project to open a museum was started in 1999. Local historians, lead by Susan Hollowell, were concerned that with the rapid growth of the town, Rushden had nowhere to preserve and show off it’s history. Over the years...
  • Rushden Transport Museum is housed in the beautifully restored Victorian Midland Railway Station which once formed part of the Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers branch line. It displays an surprising collection of transport related...
  • Sywell Aviation Museum is based in the lovely Art Deco surroundings of Sywell Aerodrome, which is located on the edge of Sywell village in Northamptonshire, and boats one of the best General Aviation Airfields in the UK! We are...
  • 78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh still containing its original interiors. It is now a multi award-winning visitor attraction offering an unforgettable day out in Northampton. Designed...
  • Join the grid for a thrilling adventure at The Silverstone Experience. The brilliant new museum takes you on a journey through the stars, stories and science of British motor sport, with hands-on interactives and immersive shows...
  • Thrapston Heritage is a unique digital archive of history. The online collection delves into the past of the village of Thrapston and surrounding areas. This part of Northamptonshire has an interesting history, dating back to...
  • Towcester Museum comes to life through three interactive exhibitions sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund taking you on a ‘journey through time’ spanning 5,000 years of Towcester’s history. Watling Street...
  • The building which is home to Wellingborough Museum has seen many incarnations through the years. It began life in 1892 as a swimming pool, known as ‘Dulley’s Baths’. The pool was built by David Dulley, a local...
  • You’ll find this popular little Museum situated in the heart of Wollaston village. Wollaston is located in East Northamptonshire, on the River Nene. The Museum is run by the local heritage society. Since 1970, members have...

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