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Visiting the Manor House Museum

The Manor House Museum has displays and exhibits of local history, as well as programs and activities for children and families.

Opening Times

Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4.45pm (Last Admission 4:30pm)
Sunday Closed

Location

Parking

The nearest public car park is the London Road carpark which is a very short walk away from the museum and gallery. There are no roads to cross from the London Road carpark as the area is pedestrianised. There are 9 disabled parking spaces in the London Road car park.

Find further information about parking in Kettering

Public Transport

The nearest railway station is Kettering which is a 0.5 miles (10 minute walk away from the museum and gallery. Accessible taxis are available at the station.

The nearest bus stop is located on Dalkeith Square which is a 10 minute walk from the museum and gallery.

History

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. 

Access to our collections

The displays at the Manor House Museum and the Alfred East Art Gallery contain a wide range of objects and artworks from our collections. We change the display of artworks from our permanent collection a minimum of four times a year.

As with all museums and galleries, most of our collections are held in secure storage, as we do not have the space to display as much as we would like to. However, all of our collections are available to view by appointment.

Please contact us to make an appointment