Events Calendar

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Bloomin’ Marvellous: An Exploration of Floral Art Through the Centuries

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Artists have sought to capture the blooms of nature in all their beauty and decay from earliest times. This art form continues to inspire artists today. Inspired by an exhibition of works by members of the Northampton Botanical Arts Society at Abington Park Museum and following on from last summer’s very popular series on gardens in art, join us for ... Read More

£6 – £20

History Eco Boat Trips

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Join us on a trip around Overton Lake and along the River Nene where One of our Rangers; Matt will guide you with tales of the history of the River, how the park was developed and of course the history of the iconic Milton Ferry Bridge, possibly the most photographed landmark within Nene Park. Trips last approximately 1 hour 30 ... Read More

£14

Notable Northamptonians: Alexander Ellis Anderson

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Speaker: Robert Kendall, Trustee and Chair of the Friends of 78 Derngate. Alexander Ellis Anderson practised architecture in Northampton from 1893 to 1928 and left a legacy of arts and craft houses in the Abington district as well as substantial buildings such as the Taylor Memorial Hall and the Barratt boot and shoe factory in Kingsthorpe. £5 per talk or ... Read More

£5
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Bloomin’ Marvellous: An Exploration of Floral Art Through the Centuries

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Artists have sought to capture the blooms of nature in all their beauty and decay from earliest times. This art form continues to inspire artists today. Inspired by an exhibition of works by members of the Northampton Botanical Arts Society at Abington Park Museum and following on from last summer’s very popular series on gardens in art, join us for ... Read More

£6 – £20

“Medieval Gardens, including the Monastery Garden”

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This is an invitation to join us for an illustrated talk by Michael Brown. The talk begins at 2 pm in the visitor centre but Michael will be in our heritage garden to show you around from 1 pm and you can also get refreshments from our cafe. The event is free, but admission is by ticket only. Book early ... Read More

Free

Dinosaurs in the Park

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

An adventure-filled family day out Dinosaurs in the Park takes you to a land of prehistoric times where kids will come face to face with huge, moving, roaring dinosaurs. Step into a world where prehistoric giants roam and ferocious predators lurk, and make the school holidays memorable for the whole family. With 35 life-sized, moving and roaring dinosaurs, a Dino-Fun-Zone, ... Read More

£10.50 – £50

The Excavations at Angel Street and St John’s Street

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Mark Holmes from Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) will be speaking about the large-scale excavations on Angel Street and St John’s Street in 2014, uncovering a site which has been continuously occupied since the early 1100s. Highlights include the discovery of a workshop where bone and antler chess pieces were carved in the 12th century, and extensive evidence for later ... Read More

£5
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Lace Wars Rebellion Event at the Chester House Estate

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

Lace Wars re-enactment group portrays life during the Eighteenth-Century. ​They specialise in the period 1740-1760, in particular the Jacobite Rebellion, but they have also been known to dabble with events based on smugglers, highwaymen and other ne’er-do-wells! They stage events throughout the year at historic sites in the UK and will be visiting The Chester House Estate on 23rd and 24th ... Read More

Free
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Lace Wars Rebellion Event at the Chester House Estate

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

Lace Wars re-enactment group portrays life during the Eighteenth-Century. ​They specialise in the period 1740-1760, in particular the Jacobite Rebellion, but they have also been known to dabble with events based on smugglers, highwaymen and other ne’er-do-wells! They stage events throughout the year at historic sites in the UK and will be visiting The Chester House Estate on 23rd and 24th ... Read More

Free

An introduction to the history of the Stanwick Lakes site

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This is an invitation to join us for an illustrated talk by Neil Busby The talk begins at 2 pm in the visitor centre but Neill will be on the Mezzanine floor in the visitor centre from 1 pm to show you around our new heritage presentation, and you can also get refreshments from our cafe. The event is free, ... Read More

Free

The Story of the Irchester Bowls Study Day

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

The Irchester bowls were found in 1874 by the antiquarian the Rev. Baker. This remains an important and significant discovery of beautifully crafted bowls and strainers. They were buried in the late 300s making them over 1,500 years old. The hoard is of regional and national significance and has been re-evaluated by Dr James Gerrard and Marco Romeo-Pitone of Newcastle ... Read More

£10

Steam Driver Experience

Wansford Railway Station

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. ... Read More

£400

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry’s headless wives and his punch up with the ... Read More

£20

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the ... Read More

£20
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Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the ... Read More

£20

Rushden Classic Car & Bike Show

Hall Park, 81 St Mary's Ave, Rushden, NN10 9NG

Sunday 7th August 2022 Rushden Classic Car & Bike Show (formerly known as Classics in the Park) 350 Classic Cars, 200 Classic Motorbikes Trade Stalls, Food & RHTS Real Ale Bar, Live Music & More Proceeds to RHTS & Rotary Club of Rushden Chichele Charities Public Admission by Donation. £3 suggested donation or £10 per family To book a space ... Read More

£3 – £10
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Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the ... Read More

£20

Dinosaur Adventure Live

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

“The Greatest Prehistoric Show on Earth” 65 million years in the making… Are you ready for the adventure? Join our intrepid Dinosaur Adventurers as we journey to a world of living, breathing, life-like Dinosaurs. Walk with us through the Jurassic era on an unforgettable interactive experience as we introduce you to some of the most incredible species ever to have ... Read More

£15

Gaudeamus Choral Concert

Oundle School Chapel Milton Road, Oundle

The 100-strong Gaudeamus Chorale is one of the country’s leading non-professional choirs. They have performed widely in many of the great cathedrals of this country and across Europe. This concert is the first of three in their 2022 UK tour to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society under the patronage of Angela Rippon CBE. Supported by four fantastic international soloists, ... Read More

£15 – £20

Steam Driver Experience

Wansford Railway Station

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. ... Read More

£400

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

by William Shakespeare directed by Simon Godwin Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in ... Read More

£17

Cambridgeshire Chattels

Peterborough

Cambridgeshire Chattels, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire An opportunity to view chattels of historic or artistic interest. Not suitable for children under 14 years. Pre-booking: Required Call: 01733 267740 Booking opens: 1 August 2022 09:00 Booking closes: 1 September 2022 09:00 Milton Hall, Milton Park, Milton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 7AA

Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service Open Day

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Tours of the Archives Service behind the scenes and an opportunity to see some of the amazing archives that are looked after and available for you to use for family, local and social history. Plus a small exhibition. Whether you have used the service for research or not, you may never have seen where the archives are physically stored and ... Read More

Free
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Heritage Bus Service

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Classic buses providing FREE heritage bus services in and around Northampton linking venues participating in Heritage Open Days and running short tours. Regular FREE bus services and short tours using classic buses and coaches running from the Town Centre on routes around Northampton and the local area serving many of the venues open to the public.

Free
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St Matthew’s Church

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The building was designed by a local architect, Matthew Henry Holding (1846-1910) in 13th century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew's Day in 1891 and the church was dedicated in 1893 on St Matthew's Day, 21 September. Father Walter Hussey second vicar at St Matthew’s commissioned, an outstanding succession of fine works of art. Moore's sculpture ... Read More

Free
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Heritage ICON Conservations and Outcomes of Unique Conservation

Church of the Holy Sepulchr Sheep Street, Northampton

The world famous Holy Sepulchre Church 1100 AD has so much to interest our many visitors with oceans of conservation and recent research that now enhances and expands our Visitor Experience…a not to miss Heritage Open Day! Northampton’s oldest standing building offers so much to see in history and militaria down the centuries. With the Northampton castle having stood for ... Read More

Free

Nene Valley Festival

Enjoy a 9 day programme of wildlife, culture and heritage events. More information coming soon!

Let’s Look Inside

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

100 years ago, Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery was Peterborough Infirmary. Let one of our nurses take you on a tour of the Infirmary- you might even bump into some of the hospital staff hard at work! Plus try your hand at identifying some X-rays Join a special tour for HODs and discover an astounding invention linked with Peterborough. Hear ... Read More

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St Margaret’s Church Fletton

Peterborough

Saxon Stones, the interior of a wonderful church, family history display, weddings through time display, archival display, Life of the Church display. This is a chance to see inside St. Margarets church and look at the Saxon Stones. There will be members of the congregation on hand to guide you through the displays. Trace your family history. Absorb the wonderful ... Read More

Free
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Heritage Bus Service

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Classic buses providing FREE heritage bus services in and around Northampton linking venues participating in Heritage Open Days and running short tours. Regular FREE bus services and short tours using classic buses and coaches running from the Town Centre on routes around Northampton and the local area serving many of the venues open to the public.

Free

Northampton Heritage Fair

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

A wide variety of exhibits, displays and demonstrations covering many different local subjects. Now in its 20th year, the Northampton Heritage Fair aims to be bigger and better than ever! Join us at the beautiful surroundings of Abington Park & Museum, with its aviaries, lakes, gardens and play area where there will be something of interest for everyone to enjoy. ... Read More

Northampton Heritage Fair at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

A wide variety of exhibits, displays and demonstrations covering many different local subjects. Love Northampton .then come and see a little of what we have to offer. Now in its 20th year, the Northampton Heritage Fair aims to be bigger and better than ever! Join us at the recently opened and totally revamped Northampton Museum & Art Gallery where there ... Read More

Free

Classics on the Lawn

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Enjoy a day out for all the family with vintage, classic and specialist cars in the grounds of the historic Abbey. We are also taking part in Heritage Open Days offering a chance for visitors to see inside the house for free (usual price £8 for adults). Alongside this we will offer a selection of paid for tours throughout the ... Read More

Free – £2
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Heritage ICON Conservations and Outcomes of Unique Conservation

Church of the Holy Sepulchr Sheep Street, Northampton

The world famous Holy Sepulchre Church 1100 AD has so much to interest our many visitors with oceans of conservation and recent research that now enhances and expands our Visitor Experience…a not to miss Heritage Open Day! Northampton’s oldest standing building offers so much to see in history and militaria down the centuries. With the Northampton castle having stood for ... Read More

Free
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St Matthew’s Church

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The building was designed by a local architect, Matthew Henry Holding (1846-1910) in 13th century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew's Day in 1891 and the church was dedicated in 1893 on St Matthew's Day, 21 September. Father Walter Hussey second vicar at St Matthew’s commissioned, an outstanding succession of fine works of art. Moore's sculpture ... Read More

Free
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St Margaret’s Church Fletton

Peterborough

Saxon Stones, the interior of a wonderful church, family history display, weddings through time display, archival display, Life of the Church display. This is a chance to see inside St. Margarets church and look at the Saxon Stones. There will be members of the congregation on hand to guide you through the displays. Trace your family history. Absorb the wonderful ... Read More

Free

Hot Rod Drags

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Now celebrating the 34th annual Original Hot Rod Drags, supported by the NSRA. It’s a hot rod show at the race track! The usual, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ formula with Pre ’73 RWYB, invited race classes, Wild Bunch, fireworks and much more. See you at the track. Day Tickets from £21, Kids just £5.

£21
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St Matthew’s Church

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The building was designed by a local architect, Matthew Henry Holding (1846-1910) in 13th century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew's Day in 1891 and the church was dedicated in 1893 on St Matthew's Day, 21 September. Father Walter Hussey second vicar at St Matthew’s commissioned, an outstanding succession of fine works of art. Moore's sculpture ... Read More

Free
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Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort dates back to between the 7th and 4th centuries BC. The internal rampart at Hunsbury appears to have been burnt down and vitrified - such forts are rare in England. Hunsbury Iron Age hill fort can be found in the middle of Hunsbury Hill Country Park. It is a scheduled monument currently on the "at ... Read More

Free
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St Matthew’s Church

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The building was designed by a local architect, Matthew Henry Holding (1846-1910) in 13th century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew's Day in 1891 and the church was dedicated in 1893 on St Matthew's Day, 21 September. Father Walter Hussey second vicar at St Matthew’s commissioned, an outstanding succession of fine works of art. Moore's sculpture ... Read More

Free

Northampton Classic Bus Rally and Running Day

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

A display of classic buses on the Market Square and regular FREE bus services using classic buses and coaches running from Drapery on routes in Northampton and the surrounding area. There will also be some sales stalls with transport related items. A selection of classic local and regional buses and coaches will be on display, some of which will run ... Read More

Free
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Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hunsbury Iron Age Hill Fort dates back to between the 7th and 4th centuries BC. The internal rampart at Hunsbury appears to have been burnt down and vitrified - such forts are rare in England. Hunsbury Iron Age hill fort can be found in the middle of Hunsbury Hill Country Park. It is a scheduled monument currently on the "at ... Read More

Free
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St Matthew’s Church

Northampton Chalk Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The building was designed by a local architect, Matthew Henry Holding (1846-1910) in 13th century Gothic style. The foundation stone was laid on St Matthew's Day in 1891 and the church was dedicated in 1893 on St Matthew's Day, 21 September. Father Walter Hussey second vicar at St Matthew’s commissioned, an outstanding succession of fine works of art. Moore's sculpture ... Read More

Free

Leo Green and Radio 2’s Sound of the 50’s

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

An exciting night with Saxophone Star and Broadcaster, Leo Green, along with his explosive band and singers. This is not an Oldies tribute show - there are no dodgy look-a-likes....this is two hours of fast paced incredible music that will have you singing and dancing! With a band that features the best musicians in the country, along with incredible singers, ... Read More

£24.50

Model Weekend

Rushden Station John Clark Way, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Our annual model weekend will be held on Sat 24th - Sun 25th September 10am - 4pm. Come along & be amazed at the range of superb models. Static through to working, steam & radio controlled Tickets: Adult £5 Concession £4.50 Child £3 Family £14

£3 – £14

Terry Deary’s True Ghost Stories

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Do you believe in ghosts? The man behind Horrible Histories is back! A brand new adaptation of Terry Deary’s True Ghost Stories is hitting the stage, full of spine-chilling characters and ghastly ghosts from the past. Head back in time to a 1920s theatre, meet some cut-throats, unravel an ancient Roman curse, investigate the vanishing Victorian, and expose the Blonde ... Read More

£19.50

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Steam Driver Experience

Wansford Railway Station

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. ... Read More

£400
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Steam Driver Experience

Wansford Railway Station

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. ... Read More

£400