Abington Park Museum

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Park Avenue South Abington Park

A 15th century manor house, once the home of Shakespeare's granddaughter, Elizabeth Bernard, who is buried in the nearby church. It is now a museum including the history of the house. - A room with original 16th century oak panelling - A room full of Victorian curiosities - how museums were in Victorian times - Northamptonshire's military history - both at home and abroad - A 19th century costume gallery - The history of the inhabitants of Northampton from the cradle to the grave.

Further information

Opening Hours:

General opening times: April-October Thursday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 1-5pm November-March Thursday-Sunday 12-4pm Open Tuesday-Sunday during Northamptonshire school holidays Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Free Admission

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Information point provided
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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