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What Exhibitions are on at the Museum?


Whirrs, Cogs & Thingamabobs!

18 July – 10 October, FREE

Whirrs, cogs & thingamabobsWhirrs, Cogs and Thingmabobs is a fun and fascinating exhibition using the weird and wonderful collection of Maurice Collins. Looking at gadgets, inventions and labour saving devices from yesteryear, the display consists of many curious objects including a doughnut jam filler (1920), a clockwork burglar alarm (1900) and a skirt lifter (1880)! Visit the Manor House Museum this summer, see if you can guess what the weird and wonderful gadgets and gizmos do, and even have a go at inventing your own marvellous machine! 

The Tudors and Early Stuarts

24 October – 9 January 2016, FREE

Henry VIII

The Tudor and early Stuart age was a period of great change and development, not only in religion, but also in the arts, sciences, politics and fashion.  The exhibition also tells the remarkable stories of Tudor monarchs as well as Tudor exploration, fashion, entertainment, revealing what life was like during this remarkable time.

Manor House Museum Permanent Display

Continuous, FREE

Museum CarFind 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 museum and gallery collections can be accessed for research purposes on request (charges may apply). Please contact the Museum and Gallery for further details.

Last updated 28/04/2015

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