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

Recurring

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

Viking Mania

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

In conjunction with the exhibition Valhalla, join us for a fun-filled family day of Viking mania. Learn how Vikings lived worked and played with the Bifrost Guard and make your own shield and helmet. Suitable for families. Drop in. Free but a small charge for some activities

Free

Art History Lecture Series: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Interventions in Art

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

This first series of our new strand of art history lectures themed specifically around events and exhibitions taking place at Abington Park Museum explores different ways in which interventive means have been used in art. Inspired by Hit List, a visual guide to the extinction of animals, an exhibition of works by Tom Van Herrewege running in parallel to this ... Read More

£6

Vintage and Craft Fair

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Saturday 19 March 11am - 4pm Free A selection of vintage, reworked and handmade stalls selling fashion, accessories, jewellery, collectibles, homeware and more. Enjoy hot food and drinks in the courtyard from local food and drink producers.

Free

Art History Lecture Series: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Interventions in Art

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

This first series of our new strand of art history lectures themed specifically around events and exhibitions taking place at Abington Park Museum explores different ways in which interventive means have been used in art. Inspired by Hit List, a visual guide to the extinction of animals, an exhibition of works by Tom Van Herrewege running in parallel to this ... Read More

£6

Art History Lecture Series: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Interventions in Art

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

This first series of our new strand of art history lectures themed specifically around events and exhibitions taking place at Abington Park Museum explores different ways in which interventive means have been used in art. Inspired by Hit List, a visual guide to the extinction of animals, an exhibition of works by Tom Van Herrewege running in parallel to this ... Read More

£6

Art History Lecture Series: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Interventions in Art

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

This first series of our new strand of art history lectures themed specifically around events and exhibitions taking place at Abington Park Museum explores different ways in which interventive means have been used in art. Inspired by Hit List, a visual guide to the extinction of animals, an exhibition of works by Tom Van Herrewege running in parallel to this ... Read More

£6

Abingdon Park Museum – Vegan Market

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Veggie delights will be in abundance at this vegan market. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or just curious. You will find a wide choice of stalls selling delicious plant-based food and drink produced in the region, vegan beauty products and other ethical shopping, including clothing. Saturday 29 January 11am-4pm Abington Park Museum Free entry Stallholders – stall prices start at ... Read More

£27

Abingdon Park Museum – Guided Tour

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Volunteer led guided tours of the historic Abington Park Museum. Discover the history of the building and the stories of the people that have lived there. Includes a chance to view objects not normally on display. Recommended for adults. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please note there is no lift and the tours will involve stairs and ... Read More

£3.50

Abingdon Park Museum – Haunted Halloween

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Join us for a spooktacular day of fun with scary craft activities and a haunted trail around the museum. Try the witches brew at the refreshment stall if you dare and come dressed in your scariest costume. Suitable for children aged 12 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Drop in, no booking required – ... Read More

£3

Abingdon Park – Weaving workshop for Children

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Come and have a go at weaving your own piece of fabric using techniques as old as the Vikings. Suitable for children aged six and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Thursday 28 October 10.30-11.15am, 11.30am-12.15pm, 1-1.45pm, 2-2.45pm or 3-3.45pm Northampton Museum & Art Gallery £3 per child – advance booking required

£3

Abingdon Park Museum Tours

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Volunteer led guided tours of the historic Abington Park Museum. Discover the history of the building and the stories of the people that have lived there. Includes a chance to view objects not normally on display. Recommended for adults. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please note there is no lift and the tours will involve stairs and ... Read More

£3.50

Exhibition – Autumn Tree Canopies on Clay

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

An exhibition of Mono Printed ceramic work inspired by images of Autumn Tree Canopies observed in Abington Park, Northampton.  

Free

Abington Park Vegan Market

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Visit Abington Park Museum, Northampton on 8th February 2020 for fabulous vegan shopping at the Vegan Market. Veggie delights will be in abundance at this vegan market. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or just curious, you will find a wide choice of stalls. Find delicious plant-based food and drink produced in the region, vegan beauty products and other ethical shopping including ... Read More

Free

Another look back at Northamptonshire

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust will be presenting a selection of archive film at the Abbington Park Museum in Northampton.  Films include a fascinating look inside the Chronicle & Echo newspaper in the 1950s; shoe making at the John White factory in Rushden, rural crafts in the late 1920s and early 1930s and a Bassett Loake film of Northampton events between ... Read More

£6.00

Haunted Halloween

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Enjoy a spooktacular day of fun with scary craft activities and a haunted trail around the museum. Try the witches brew at the refreshments stall if you dare! Why not come dressed in your scariest costume? Suitable for children aged two and over. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Activities will be taking place throughout the museum. Some activities may ... Read More

£3

The Northampton Heritage Fair

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Returning to Abington Park Museum for the second year running, the Northampton Heritage Fair is an annual event held as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme which is now in its 25th year.

Free

Sailing Championship

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Abington Park Model Yacht Club hosts a family friendly Sailing Championship. Hire a yacht, pit your sailing skills against other competitors and enjoy watching the excitement at the Abington Park Boating Lake. Suitable for individuals and families with children aged five and over. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This event is organised by Abington Park Model Yacht Club. Meet ... Read More

£2.50

Dog Sculpture Workshop

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Come and see Philip Cox’s life-size papier-mâché ‘Walking the Dogs’ sculptures and use these as inspiration to make your own dog sculpture out of card. Workshops will be led by sculptor Philip Cox – exhibitions of his unique paper figures have been touring the UK since 1985. All materials and tools will be provided. Your work will be yours to ... Read More

£5