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Desborough Heritage

Desborough Heritage

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’s enthusiastic volunteers about Desborough history, buildings and people.

Desborough has been an important place of settlement for thousands of years. Remains have been found here from the stone age, 10,000 years ago. The Centre holds an extraordinary wealth of visual information about the town. Visitors will see how the townscape and town life have changed dramatically, even within living memory, with the demolition of many of its 17th and 18th century ironstone buildings.

The Centre is proud to display replicas of two outstanding artefacts that are now in the British Museum.  The Desborough Mirror is an example of Iron Age skills and the Desborough Necklace dates from Anglo Saxon England.

If you are in Desborough,  pop in and record your childhood memories, 1940s to 1960s for our latest exhibition.  And see what we show of 2,000 years of history in this settlement.  Don’t miss the room with fascinating stained glass windows of 1903: ask our volunteers who will delight to talk with you.

Contact & Opening Times

72 Station Rd, Desborough, NN14 2RS|
[email protected] |
01536 765734

Monday-Tuesday 10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm. Wednesday Closed. Thursday 10am-12.30pm, 2-4pm.  Friday 9am-midday, 2-4pm. Saturday 9am-12.30pm. Sunday Closed. Admission Free.

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