Welcome to Kettering Museum & Art Gallery
Opening Times and Contact Details
Tuesday - Saturday
|10am - 4.45pm (Last Admission 4:30pm)
Late Night Opening: On Thursday 28th November, we will be open until 6:30pm (last admissions 6:15pm) to celebrate the 2013 Christmas 'Big Switch On'. Why don't you come on down and join us in our Christmas Celebrations!
Christmas Closure: Please note that the Museum and Gallery will be closed throughout the Christmas period, from 4pm (last admission) on Tuesday 24 December 2013, re-opening to normal arrangements from 2 January 2014 onwards.
Entry to the Manor House Museum and Alfred East Art Gallery is free, however charges apply for some events and activities.
The Museum and Art Gallery are closed on bank holidays.
The Manor House Museum and Alfred East Art Gallery are situated in Sheep Street, Kettering, easy to get to by train, bus or by car. Both venues are situated in the Manor House Gardens close to the Library and the parish church of SS Peter and Paul.
History of the Manor House Museum
Probably stands on the site of the 'noble hall' created in the days of Abbot Walter de St Edmunds (1233-46), when Kettering was one of the most valuable possessions of Peterborough Monastery.
In 1720 John Bridges wrote 'Mr Sawyer's house, in which are old stone window frames, was formerly the Abbot's House'. The present building, though restored, has some seventeenth century features behind an eighteenth century facade.
History of the Alfred East Art Gallery
The Alfred East Art Gallery was built in 1913 to a design by J. A. Gotch using Weldon ashlar masonary to produce an imposing frontage. Which, with Piccadilly Buildings, forms an imposing entrance to the town centre.
The Museum and Gallery are accredited by Arts Council England (ACE) and achieved great success in the Northamptonshire Heritage Awards 2012, receiving awards for:
- Work with Children and Young People - The Exhibionists - Winner
Best Exhibition Award - Hidden Treasures - Winner
The Museum and Gallery also achieved great success in the Northamptonshire Heritage Awards 2013, receiving an award for:
- Best Exhibition Award - American Arrivals - Winner
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How to find us
For information on where we are and how to get to the Museum and Gallery
How to contact us
Kettering Museum & Art Gallery
C/O Kettering Borough Council
Bowling Green Road
01536 534 219 - Museum
01536 534 274 - Art Gallery
The Manor House Museum is freely accessible by wheelchair users. The museum entrance is flat and a member of staff will be happy to assist with the door. Once inside there is a lift to the displays on the first floor.
The Alfred East Art Gallery is accessible to wheelchair users via ramp access in the adjoining Kettering Library building.
Last updated 20/11/2013
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