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Museum and Gallery Events

Fun Days, Activities, and more!


Crystals and Gemstones Day

24 June, 11am - 3pm

At the Museum, FREE

Find out more about the healing power of crystals and gemstones and holistic therapy sessions with expert, Barbara Lewis.


Art Valuation Day

14 July, 10.30am - 3.30pm

At the Art Gallery, FREE

Bring your artwork and get a free, expert opinion from one of the Gildings Valuation Team. No booking required, although we do expect it to be popular event.


Summer Trail

21 July - 19 August

Join the jungle trail to win prizes this summer!

Trails can be picked up at:

- Kettering By the Sea Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

- Kettering Museum and Art Gallery Tues - Sat 10am-4.30pm

Fun Day

Monkey's In the Manor

2 August, 1pm - 3.30pm

In the Manor House Gardens, FREE

Join in the fun as we celebrate National Play Day at the Museum and Art Gallery.

Facepainting, Craft Activities, Balloon Modelling, and Jungle Fancy Dress Competition


Exhibition On Screen

At the Art Gallery

Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

22 September, 7 - 8.30pm

Monet: I, Claude Monet

20 October, 7 - 8.30pm

Michelangelo: Love and Death

24 November, 7 - 8.30pm


Exhibition On Screen Tickets:

Advance Tickets are £10 or £8.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

On the Door Tickets are £12 or £10 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

FREE glass of wine with every ticket.

To book in advance, visit us or call the Gallery on 01536 534274



Local History Sessions

Monthly Wednesday Evening, 7-8.30pm

At the Museum

Led by local history expert, Delia Thomas. Sessions explore periods in Kettering's history.

Introduction; early settlement Roman Kettering - 13 September

Saxon Kettering; the Domesday Book - 11 October

Manorial System; Rockingham Forest -  8 November

Family History

Family History Sessions

Monthly Saturday, 11am

At the Museum

Themed and one-to-one advice sessions with genealogist, Andrea Pettingale.

Researching Family History Online - 9 September

Exploring Church Records - 7 October

Exploring Overseas Records - 4 November


Archaeological Finds Surgeries

At the Museum, FREE

Have you found something that may be of archaeological interest? Meet the Finds Liaison Officer at our FREE drop-in sessions 1.30-4pm on the following Fridays:

30 June

28 July

25 August

29 September

Family History & Local History Session Tickets are £5.00, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass, or book onto three consecutive sessions for £12.00. Refreshments available.

One-to-one Family History Advice Sessions are £12.50 or £10.00 with a Kettering Leisure Pass per 30 minute session. Please note sessions are available from 1pm onward in consecutive order only.

Booking in advance for Family History & Local History Sessions is advised.

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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