What Exhibitions are on at the Museum?
'Little Works of Art': 100 Years of Greeting Cards
30 November - 22 February 2014, FREE
Thousands of greeting cards are sent every day in Britain. This charming exhibition explores the history of greeting cards and postcards and how the sending of cards became rooted in our culture. Around 300 Christmas, New Year and Easter cards as well as Birthday and Valentine cards, dating from the 1850s to the 1950s, are featured. Amongst them are examples by many of the most significant publishers throughout the century as well as cards sent and received by residents local to Kettering Borough. Cards by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Marcus Ward, Thomas De La Rue, Robert Canton, Faulkner & Co and Ernest Nister are amongst those showcased.Image courtesy of Emma Warren Exhibitions
1 March – 31 May 2014, FREE
From the Museum ’s own collection, to individual collectors from across the Borough, Kettering Collects will look at the history of collecting and at what and why people collect today.
If you have an interesting collecting hobby get in touch, and who knows, your collection could be selected for display in the exhibition.
In celebration of the Museum ’s 25th year at the Manor House site, the exhibition will highlight the history of collecting, and it will look at what happens to objects donated to the Museum . It will also showcase a range of items collected by the museum through its 100+ year long history.
Manor House Museum Permanent Display
Find out what makes Kettering unique! Covering the history of the borough, the Museum’s permanent displays are packed with fascinating objects and information. Topics include the Boot and Shoe Industry, agriculture, geology, costume, natural history, coins and medals.
The Museum collections are not all on display at the same time. There are far too many items to fit in the building!
The gallery collections can be accessed for research purposes on request. Please contact the Museum and Gallery for further details.
Last updated 26/11/2013