Museum and Gallery Events


Museum Special Sunday Opening, FREE

Sunday 25th November, 10am - 4pm
Manor House Museum

An extra chance to see the Local Treasures exhibition. 

For more information about the exhibition please visit our exhibitions section or visit


Suspiria (1977), Film Screening

Friday 30th November, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

Tickets £10 or £8.50 for Kettering Leisure Pass holders and Students.
Tickets are available to reserve and collect from the Alfred East Art Gallery.
Refreshments served from 6:45pm.

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 
To book a place call the Gallery on 01536 534274 or email

the  great art fair

The Great Art in Your Attic Art Fair, FREE

Saturday 1st December, 11am - 3pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

To complement 'The Great Art in your Attic Sale' exhibition, the Gallery is holding a one day table top art sale to start the festive season.

Please contact the Gallery direct to book a table to sell your at and collectables.
Terms and Conditions apply. Admission is FREE.


lunchtime talk

'Bring Me Sunshine' - the lives and work of Morecambe and Wise by Tricia Thompson, 
Lunchtime Talk

Friday 7th December. 1 - 2pm
Alfred East Art Gallery

The key to great comic delivery is timing and Morecombe and Wise were absolute masters of their craft. This talk, illustrated with video clips, looks at the lives and work of one of the best-loved double acts that Britain has ever produced.

Enjoy our lunchtime talks once a month at the Gallery. Booking is advised.
Tickets are £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass.
For more information on our lunchtime talks please visit our talks section. 

A drawing of a house

Local History Tasters, FREE

Monthly at the Museum
Wednesdays, drop-in between 11am - 2pm

Join us for a brand new set of local history themes. These drop-in sessions will give you the chance to talk to our experts, get some hands-on experience of the topics and see if you would like to learn more.

No booking needed.

  • Discover the history of your house
    January 23rd
  • Modern Resources: Looking at the electoral role & census
    February 27th

Old photos

Family History Sessions

Monthly at the Museum

Once a month, at 11am on a Saturday morning, local historian and professional genealogist, Andrea Pettingale leads themed Family History sessions to guide you in discovering your own family. Tickets £5 per person, £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass. Booking is recommended.

Andrea also offers one-to-one Family History advice sessions which are £12.50 or £10.00 with a Kettering Leisure Pass per 30 minute session. Please note one-to-one sessions are available on the same dates, from 1pm onwards in consecutive order only. Booking is advised.

There are currently no Family History sessions scheduled at the Museum. 



The Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum

Art Gallery and Museum Talks at the Alfred East Art Gallery

Once a month on a Wednesday evening, the Friends put on a talk in the Alfred East Art Gallery. Talks are £4 per person, free to Friends members.
No advanced booking is required.

  • Battles of the First World War
    By Phil Steele
    Wednesday 21st November

For more information on The Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum Talks, please visit our Talks section.


Archaeological Finds Surgeries, FREE

Monthly at the Museum

Have you found something that may be of archaeological interest? Meet the Finds Liaison Officer, Eleanore Cox, at our free drop-in sessions, 1:30 - 4pm on the below days.

  • Friday 30th November
  • Friday 25th January
  • Friday 22nd February