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Temporary Display Room Closure

Some of our display rooms will be closed for essential maintenance from Wednesday 3rd April. Please check the website for updates and contact us in advance on 01536 534219 for more information if you would like to visit a particular display. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Design Icons
Through the 1960's, 70's and 80's

26th January - 11th May 2019

Revisit some of the design icons from the past decades in this fascinating free exhibition at the Manor House Museum.

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Out to play in Kettering
An exhibition with Ian Addis

25th May 2019 - 25th January 2020

Discover where the people of Kettering have gathered to enjoy their spare time, relax and play in this affectionate look into the history of some of the green spaces in town. 

Do you have an interesting story to share about the parks in Kettering or perhaps an object or photograph you would like to loan us for the 'Out to play in Kettering' exhibition? If so, the Museum would love to hear from you. Please contact the Museum Officer at before April. 

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Find 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