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Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

World's biggest collection of shoes

Major exhibition space for permanent and regularly changing temporary exhibitions. 

Featuring a museum shop, the Link Café and Selling Gallery for local artists, a contemporary wedding and event space. Showcasing the world’s largest shoe collection.

Situated in the heart of Northampton’s Cultural Quarter, 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 by Arts Council England and consists of more than 15,000 shoes.

The museum has varied and engaging permanent and temporary exhibitions, focusing on a wide range of historic and contemporary subjects in addition to the prized shoe collection. Events and activities, such as talks, tours, supper clubs, yoga workshops and children’s activities are held throughout the year designed to suit visitors of all ages.

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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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