FREE Entry to Exhibitions at the Manor House Museum
Play and Display: Paper and Card Toys
21 January - 22 April 2017
Paper and card toys have been commercially produced from the late 1700s and all kinds of affordable yet delightful toys have been produced since then. Shortages of metal and wood during the Second World War led to a revival in the popularity of paper and card toys. Today, templates can be easily downloaded from the internet.
Examples of toys on display include paper dolls, model theatres, puppets, panoramas and cut-out books. They date from the 1880s to the 1960s and reveal how paper toys have been endlessly updated to meet changing fashions.
29 April - 8 July
A celebration of our love for getting in the water.
From fashions to day trips to the sea, explore how the people of Kettering have enjoyed a swim!
Local History Displays
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, archaeology and prehistoric fossils.