What's On

Notice to visitors

  • Museum & Art Gallery - From Friday 20th March the Manor House Museum and Alfred East Art Gallery will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • Public Events - All events hosted by the council will be cancelled until further notice.
Thank you for your patience and consideration.

VE Day at Home

in Kettering

VE Day this year is going to be very different for us all.  Sadly, we have had to cancel our community celebrations which were due to take place on the bank holiday weekend of the 8th -10th May.  Instead, Kettering museum and gallery would like to invite you and your family to join in with our online VE Day celebrations at home.  With free activities, stories of wartime Kettering and ways to connect with the community, there will be lots of ideas to keep you entertained and the chance to pay tribute to the generations of the Second World War.

Keep an eye on our social media channels and the This is Kettering website in the coming weeks. We will be posting stories and objects from our current ‘VE 75’ exhibition and sharing ways for you to get involved.

Twitter – @KMuseumGallery
Facebook – Kettering Museum and Art Gallery
Instagram - @Kettering_Museum_Gallery

VE 75 Day at Home

life drawing

Life Drawing Sessions

Monthly at the Alfred East Art Gallery, 7pm - 9pm
£10 per session

Life drawing drop-in sessions are held on the third Wednesday of the month. All abilities are welcome. Please bring your own materials and paper - Models and some easels and boards are provided. No booking required

Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum Logo

Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum
Art Gallery & Museum Talks

Alfred East Art Gallery, 7:30pm - 9pm
£4 per person, FREE to Friends members.

Once a month on a Wednesday evening, the Friends put on a talk in the Alfred East Art Gallery. No advanced booking is required.

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

A drawing of a house

Local History Talks
The History of where you live

Wednesdays, 11am - 12:30pm
Tickets £5 or £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass
Manor House Museum

Ever wanted to know about the history of the streets and houses in which we live and work? Explore the history of Kettering and the people we have shared it with.


Old photos

Family History Sessions

WWII Family History
Tickets £5 or £3.50 with a Kettering Leisure Pass
Manor House Museum

Local historian, family history expert and professional genealogist, Andrea Pettingale leads themed WWII Family History sessions to guide you in discovering your own family. Booking is recommended.




Archaeological Finds Surgeries

Monthly at the Museum, 1:30pm - 4pm

Have you found something that may be of archaeological interest? Meet the Finds Liaison Officer, Eleanore Cox, at our free drop-in sessions on the following days