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Abington Park Museum

In the picturesque grounds of Abington Park

Social and military history, varied and changing art exhibitions, family days out and a beautiful wedding venue.

Abington Park Museum is set within the picturesque grounds of Abington Park, Northampton’s premier park. The building was once the manor house home of Shakespeare’s granddaughter, Madam Elizabeth Bernard. Madam Bernard is 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. Exhibitions change throughout the year providing a varied range of interesting subjects.

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, trails and workshops.

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Contact & Opening Times

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

Open for visits on the following days:

Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm.

Tuesday to Sunday during Northamptonshire school holidays, 12-4pm.

Open Spring and Summer Bank Holidays, 12-4pm.

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

Free Entry. Donations are welcome. There may be charges for some activities during event days.

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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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