Witch Hunt: An exhibition exploring the history of the witch at Kettering’s Manor House Museum

Published: Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

The Museum's latest free exhibition opens on 27th January

Visit the Manor House Museum’s new exhibition to investigate the story of the witch who both fascinates and frightens us.  Behind the pointed hat and black cat lies a history of paranoia and persecution which led to the execution of 50,000 men and women between the 16th and 19th Century.

Discover the tale of the Witches of Northamptonshire and meet the museum’s very own local mummified cat. 

This FREE exhibition will open on 27th January and will run until 2nd June with activities and content for all ages.

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate & Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“At the Manor House Museum we’re always trying to display new and interesting exhibitions. If your New Year's resolution is to explore more on your doorstep, look no further than what’s on offer at Kettering Museum and Art Gallery.”

Cllr Lloyd Bunday, Kettering Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community & Leisure, said:

“January can often be a quieter month and provides a great opportunity to explore places locally that you may not have visited before. I would encourage everyone to come along and visit the Museum and Gallery to enjoy these exhibitions and what we have on offer.”