Northampton museums to stay open longer

Northampton Borough Council will be keeping Northampton museums open for longer from next month.

The Northampton Museum & Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum will be open for two extra hours on Sundays and on bank holiday Mondays.

From May 1, opening hours at the Northampton Museum will be 10am-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday and bank holidays, and noon-5pm on Sundays.

The family-friendly Abington Park Museum will now open at the weekend throughout the year. it will open from 1pm-5pm Thursday to Sunday between April and October, and 12 noon-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays between November and March.

Councillor Brandon Eldred, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for community engagement, said: “We have fantastic heritage and culture in Northampton and it plays a key part in the future development and regeneration of the town.

“Both of our museums are much-loved and highly valued by visitors. We were pleased to be able to extend the opening hours as one of the decisions of our 2014/15 budget, which will give people an extra opportunity to visit and encourage people to stay and explore that little bit longer.”

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