Museum collection


Local Treasures

22nd September - 12th January 2019

The British Museum Comes To Kettering! A 1,500 year old gold necklace, a mysterious mirror and a quirky Roman hockey player are returning home to Northamptonshire for the first time in nearly 100 years. These world class objects, on loan from the British Museum, were found in the Borough of Kettering and will be on display alongside other local treasures.

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design icons

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.

Close up of old car and number plate

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