Visit Us

Admission is free.

We are currently open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm*.

If you would like to visit us outside of these hours, please book an appointment.

*Please note that we will be closed for a short period over Christmas. Our last open day will be Wednesday 19th December, 10 AM – 4 PM. We will reopen on Wednesday 20th February, 10 AM – 4 PM. Please direct enquiries to

Getting here

By Foot

We are located in the Grosvenor Shopping Centre, with easy access from both Abington Street and the Market Square. Our entrance is located just through the Market Square entrance, immediately to your right – opposite EuroChange. We are accessible by the stairs (come all the way to the top), or the lift (floor 2).

By Car

For GPS devices, our postcode is NN1 2EW. Northampton Town has plenty of available parking, with a number of different Multi-Storey car parks provided by Northampton Borough Council. Mayorhold Car Park is the closest to our museum, with St. Michael’s Car Park just a short walk down our high street.

By Bus

Northampton Town is a central hub for public transportation, and most bus services will stop either at The Drapery or at the Bus Station. We are just a short walk away, across the Market Square.

By Train

Northampton Train Station is a 10 minute walk from the centre of our town, with direct rail links to London and Birmingham as well as other cross country services. From the main exit of the train station, walk straight ahead, passing the cinema on your left, and head directly up Gold Street. If you continue, you will find the Market Square. We are located just inside the Grosvenor Centre.