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Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

World's biggest collection of shoes

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery reopened in July 2021 after a major expansion.

Caring 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, and consists of more than 15,000 shoes and 50,000 archival records including documentary footage and fine art.

The new museum has a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, events and activities planned – there will always be something new to see or do.

Featuring new shoe and temporary exhibition galleries, café, shop, selling gallery, event spaces, renovated art gallery and history gallery, the new museum development is a significant addition to Northampton’s cultural life.

At the heart of the museum re-development is a striking new building connecting the existing museum to the Old Gaol Block, doubling the size of the museum.

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Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Child friendly
  • Gift shop
  • Group tours
  • Lift
  • Meeting / conference space
  • Tea & cake
  • Tea & coffee
  • Teenagers
  • The whole family
  • Wheelchair access
  • Young children

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