Museum collection

ve 75

VE 75
Seventy five years of Victory in Europe 

8 February - 23 May 2020

Tuesday 8 May 1945 was an emotional day when fighting against Nazi Germany, in Europe, came to an end. People celebrated the end of the conflict with big celebrations and street parties but it was also a time of reflection and great sadness. 

This exhibition tells you everything you need to know about VE Day and stories of wartime Kettering.

small stories

Small Stories

6 June - 5 September 2020

your museum wants you

Your Museum Wants You

VE 75
8th February – 23rd May
We would love to hear from you if you have any objects which relate to the local area and the period of the Second World War. From military action to domestic life, we would like to reveal as many aspects of wartime Kettering as we can.

small stories
Do you have a fascinating collection of doll's houses or know where we can borrow a model railway? These pieces do not have to be local but if it's in miniature we are interested!

100 years of council housing
Did you know 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of Kettering's first council house? We want to discover what that meant for the town and are interested in photos in or around your council home, documents, or just simply a story to share.

Close up of old car and number plate

Find out what makes Kettering unique!

Ongoing

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