History

Bursting with heritage attractions, the Nene Valley is the perfect place to expand your mind and delve into the past.

Guided Tours at Sessions House Northampton

Sep 16, 2017 -

Sessions House. George Row. Northampton. NN1 1DF

10am and 1.30pm. £2. Enjoy a guided tour of Sessions House, Northampton, a very rare example of a 17th Century Courthouse which was one of the first new buildings put up after the great fire of 1675. The tour will include a visit to the two court rooms, holding cells, a walk to the gallows, condemn cells and a look around the County Council gardens and chambers.

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Oundle Museum Guided Tours

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017

Mill Road, Oundle

Oundle Museum’s 2017 Exhibition is “Oundle in the 1940s”. The Museum will be offering free guided tours during both weekends of the Nene Valley Festival, with a unique opportunity to go inside the Remand Cell upstairs, which was used by the local Constabulary to house remand prisoners until the mid-1970s. Tours will take place at 3 pm on Saturday & Sunday.

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Guided Tours at Sessions House Northampton

Sep 17, 2017 -

Sessions House. George Row. Northampton. NN1 1DF

12.30pm. £2. Enjoy a guided tour of Sessions House, Northampton, a very rare example of a 17th Century Courthouse which was one of the first new buildings put up after the great fire of 1675. The tour will include a visit to the two court rooms, holding cells, a walk to the gallows, condemn cells and a look around the County Council gardens and chambers.

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Wollaston Museum

Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017

High Street, Wollaston

Open Sundays and Wednesdays. 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Free. Donations welcome. Wollaston Museum is tucked away but well worth exploring. Discover the local history museum itself, Curiosity Cottage which is set up as it would have been in the early 20th century, plus Beacon Hill, an English Heritage motte and bailey castle mound.

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Guided Tours at Sessions House Northampton

Sep 18, 2017 -

Sessions House. George Row. Northampton. NN1 1DF

10am and 1.30pm. £2. Enjoy a guided tour of Sessions House, Northampton, a very rare example of a 17th Century Courthouse which was one of the first new buildings put up after the great fire of 1675. The tour will include a visit to the two court rooms, holding cells, a walk to the gallows, condemn cells and a look around the County Council gardens and chambers.

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The Writing on the Wall

Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017

Lyveden New Bield

11AM - 3PM. Lyveden’s graffiti spans over 400 years of history and reveals how the enigmatic building has attracted visitors from all walks of life for centuries. Our graffiti project volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to talk about the historic markings on the walls of the New Bield at Lyveden, how we record the graffiti, and how we might present these stories to visitors. Normal admission applies. T: 01832 205158.

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Wellingborough History Walk

Sep 19, 2017 - Sep 19, 2017

Wellingborough

11am - 1pm. Leave from Wellingborough Museum. Free. Visit the site of the old zoopark which closed in 1970, and see where the monks ruled the town and where the great fire of Wellingborough started. A slide show 'virtual heritage walk' will take place in the museum in poor weather. Contact the Museum to book your place. Tel: 01933 276838.

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Guided Tours at Sessions House Northampton

Sep 19, 2017 -

Sessions House. George Row. Northampton. NN1 1DF

10am and 1.30pm. £2. Enjoy a guided tour of Sessions House, Northampton, a very rare example of a 17th Century Courthouse which was one of the first new buildings put up after the great fire of 1675. The tour will include a visit to the two court rooms, holding cells, a walk to the gallows, condemn cells and a look around the County Council gardens and chambers.

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Wollaston Museum

Sep 20, 2017 - Sep 20, 2017

High Street

Open Sundays and Wednesdays. 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Free. Donations welcome. Wollaston Museum is tucked away but well worth exploring. Discover the local history museum itself, Curiosity Cottage which is set up as it would have been in the early 20th century, plus Beacon Hill, an English Heritage motte and bailey castle mound.

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Wellingborough History Walk

Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017

Wellingborough Museum

11am to 1pm. Free. Start at the Wellingborough Museum. Revisit the historic shops which used to be in the town centre, and Wellingborough's market and the parish church. A slide show 'virtual heritage walk' will take place in the museum in poor weather. Contact the Museum to be sure of a place. Tel: 01933 276838.

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Guided Tours at Sessions House Northampton

Sep 22, 2017 -

Sessions House. George Row. Northampton. NN1 1DF

10am and 1.30pm. £2. Enjoy a guided tour of Sessions House, Northampton, a very rare example of a 17th Century Courthouse which was one of the first new buildings put up after the great fire of 1675. The tour will include a visit to the two court rooms, holding cells, a walk to the gallows, condemn cells and a look around the County Council gardens and chambers.

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Making History

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Stanwick Lakes

10am - 4pm. Free event. A Victorian weekend celebration with traditional craft demos, children's activities and the amazing re-enactment group 'The Ragged Victorians'! The event marks the completion of a four year Heritage Lottery Project 'Trading Places'. Discover how local communities have brought the traditional trades and crafts of their towns and villages to life.

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Guided Tours at Sessions House Northampton

Sep 23, 2017 -

Sessions House. George Row. Northampton. NN1 1DF

10am and 1pm. £2. Enjoy a guided tour of Sessions House, Northampton, a very rare example of a 17th Century Courthouse which was one of the first new buildings put up after the great fire of 1675. The tour will include a visit to the two court rooms, holding cells, a walk to the gallows, condemn cells and a look around the County Council gardens and chambers.

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Oundle Museum Guided Tours

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

Mill Road, Oundle

Oundle Museum’s 2017 Exhibition is “Oundle in the 1940s”. The Museum will be offering free guided tours during both weekends of the Nene Valley Festival, with a unique opportunity to go inside the Remand Cell upstairs, which was used by the local Constabulary to house remand prisoners until the mid-1970s. Tours will take place at 3 pm on Saturday & Sunday.

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Guided Tours at Sessions House Northampton

Sep 24, 2017 -

Sessions House. George Row. Northampton. NN1 1DF

12.30pm. £2. Enjoy a guided tour of Sessions House, Northampton, a very rare example of a 17th Century Courthouse which was one of the first new buildings put up after the great fire of 1675. The tour will include a visit to the two court rooms, holding cells, a walk to the gallows, condemn cells and a look around the County Council gardens and chambers.

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The Concealed Revealed - The Magic of Shoes

Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

The Guildhall, Northampton

12pm - 4.30pm. £10 (including light refreshments). Booking essential: Tel: 01604 838110. An afternoon exploring the fascinating practice of concealing shoes in buildings.

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Wollaston Museum

Sep 24, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

High Street, Wollaston

Open Sundays and Wednesdays. 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Free. Donations welcome. Wollaston Museum is tucked away but well worth exploring. Discover the local history museum itself, Curiosity Cottage which is set up as it would have been in the early 20th century, plus Beacon Hill, an English Heritage motte and bailey castle mound.

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