Northampton Museum and Art Gallery - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is a public museum in Northampton, England. The museum is owned and run by Northampton Borough Council and claims to house the largest collection of shoes in the world, with over 12,000 pairs. The museum has been collecting footwear since the 1870s and now boasts the largest collection of shoes in the world, which was designated as being of international importance by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in 1997.
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Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
0.02km from Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is a public museum in Northampton, England. It has 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. It also includes social history, fine and decorative art as well as 5000 items of military history, 35,000 geological specimens, and 5000 items
The Parish Church Of All Saints
0.16km from Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
All Saints' Church, Northampton is a Church of England parish church in the centre of Northampton. The current church was largely built after a fire and was consecrated in 1680. It is a Grade I listed building. It is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm throughout the year, with extended opening on days with choral services.
0.33km from Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
78 Derngate is the only house in England designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and is hailed as a multi-award-winning attraction. Its interior was extensively remodelled in 1916 and 1917 by the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh for businessman Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke as his first marital home. Mackintosh's designs for the house are considered to be one of the first examples of the Art Deco style to be seen in Britain.
0.46km from Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Becket's Park is a traditional park along the bank of the River Nene, and forms a green gateway to the centre of Northampton. It's a great place for those based or working in the town centre to relax. It stretches from Queenswood Drive to the West and Batcliffe Mount to the East. St Chads Drive to the North and Langdale Terrace to the South. It also encompasses the Beckett Park School, a children's play park, a skate park and tennis courts.
The Church Of The Holy Sepulchre
0.59km from Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
This is a church built on the traditional site of Jesus’ Crucifixion and burial. According to the Bible, his tomb was close to the place of the Crucifixion, and so the church was planned to enclose the site of both the cross and the tomb. Today, the wider complex around the Church of the Holy Sepulchre also serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem, while control of the church itself is shared among several Christian denominations and secular entities in complicated
St Peter's Church, Northampton
0.62km from Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
This is a beautiful redundant Anglican church in Marefair, Northampton, which was built around 1150. It is considered to be "the most outstanding Norman church in the county" and "its capital sculpture is one of the highlights of the Romanesque in England". Alec Clifton-Taylor includes the church in his list of 'best' English parish churches. The church stands on a site between a former Anglo-Saxon palace and Northampton Castle.
Discover More Attractions in Northamptonshire, Home of Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015, it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by two unitary authorities: North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".