Park Avenue South, Northampton NN1 5LW
Abington Park Museum is situated within the beautiful landscape of Northampton, within the Grade I listed manor house. In the grounds of Abington Park are lakes, gardens, a café, the manor house and of course, the museum.
Abington Park Manor was once was the home of Shakespeare’s granddaughter Elizabeth Bernard, who is buried in the church nearby.
The building itself originated in the 15th century and still has many original features, including a room with 16th century oak panelling and 19th century costumes.
The museum became open to the public after restoration of the manor house it resides in. The museum is free to enter and hosts an array of different displays demonstrating life in the surrounding areas over time.
There is lots to learn here about the history of Abington Park and how the building and landscape has changed over time. Abington Park is great for children and has a lot of educational curiosities to explore. There are also many events over the year hosted by the museum for all ages to enjoy.
The park surrounding the museum includes a bandstand which can host a brass band, concert band or folk and jazz music, which has been the location of the local folk festival in recent years.
The gardens include two lakes, which were remodelled in the 1920’s and are used as model boating lakes. You will find tennis courts, outdoor table tennis and beautiful gardens here too.
Seasonal food fayres are regularly hosted at Abington Park, along with other events across the year so it is worth checking what is on before you plan your visit.
There is free parking and wheelchair access for visitors, and baby changing facilities. Abington Park is the perfect day out for all the family.