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Title Northampton Museum & Art Gallery
Description Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is set to be a major tourist attraction and a spectacular new focal point of the town’s art, heritage and culture. The museum has undergone a major refurbishment and expansion programme creating exciting new galleries, welcoming public spaces and high quality visitor facilities. It is due to open its doors once again on 10 July 2021.

Showcasing an internationally important shoe collection in a new, interactive gallery, the museum also features a new exhibitions gallery for a changing programme of art and temporary exhibitions, dedicated art galleries and a refurbished history gallery.

A spectacular triple height atrium sits at the heart of the new development, with a south-facing terrace providing a wonderful setting for a drink or meal, and connecting the existing museum to the Old Gaol Block. An state-of-the-art hall, events hub, studio space, teaching facilities, a large café and shop, including a selling gallery, will also form part of the museum.

The expanded museum will be a destination for families and a fantastic venue for private hire, where there will always be something new to see or do.

The opening temporary exhibition will be a retrospective of the life of notable and prolific Northamptonshire artist Christopher Fiddes. A second exhibition called 'We Are Northampton' will celebrate the town’s rich heritage and gives visitors from near and far an opportunity to explore the town's character through a sense of identity and place.