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Museum and Gallery Events

Fun Days, Activities, and more!


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


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:

25 August - 29 September - 27 October



16 September, 10am - 1pm

At the Museum, FREE

Come and meet our local Finds Liaison Officer, and learn more about treasure found locally.


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

At the Art Gallery

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

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


Local History & Family 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.


For the full Local History Programme Brochure click here

For the full Family History Programme Brochure click here


Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

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

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