More than £50,000 is being spent on repairs to the former home of William Shakespeare’s granddaughter in Northampton.
The 16th-century manor house was donated to the town more than a century ago and opened as Abington Park Museum in 1899. The museum, which is home to the town’s militaria collection and the history of the Northamptonshire Regiment & Yoemanry, needs repairs to its windows and doors.
Councillor Brandon Eldred, Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet member for community engagement said: “Abington Park Museum is a fantastic building that has seen over 400 years of history in our town. Every year thousands of visitors come to see the collections and learn about our town.
“So we are investing in some essential improvements that will improve how the building looks, as well as improving the insulation and security. The Museum will remain open while this work takes place and will soon be reopening, so why not pop in and discover the story of Northampton.”
There is no admission fee to visit the museum, and more information is available on its website www.northampton.gov.uk/museums