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Abington Park Museum

Social history, fine & decorative art collections

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 home of Shakespeare’s granddaughter, Madam Elizabeth Bernard. Madam Bernard is actually buried in the church grounds close by.

There is no better place to tell the story of Abington than in the building that was once the manor house for the extensive Abington estate. The galleries chart the history and development of Abington as it has grown from a medieval manor to an attractive leafy suburb of Northampton. Designed to allow people of all ages to explore; discover the people and places who have made Abington their home, and their experiences past and present.

The Military Galleries at Abington Park Museum tell the story of the Northamptonshire Regiment and the Northamptonshire Yeomanry, and their engagements across the world.

The museum is based in one of Northampton's most popular parks with an aviary, rose garden, children's play area, beautiful trees, a lake and plenty of green space to explore.

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

Contact & Opening Times

Abington Park Museum, Park Avenue South, Northampton, NN1 5LW|
[email protected]|
01604 838 111

Telephone: 01604 838110 

Email: [email protected]

Free Admission

Until Tuesday 3 August:
Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm

From Tuesday 3 August:
April-October, open Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm
Also open Tuesday-Sunday during Northamptonshire school holidays

November-March, open Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm

Also open Tuesday-Sunday during Northamptonshire school holidays

Open spring and summer bank holidays

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Explore the area

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Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Child friendly
  • Couples
  • Free parking
  • Gift shop
  • Group tours
  • Teenagers
  • The whole family
  • Wheelchair access
  • Young children

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