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This list contains the museums in Northamptonshire, England, defined as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e. virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
78 Derngate 78 Derngate Charles Rennie Mackintosh house.jpg Northampton Historic house Renovated house with interiors by architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, contemporary craft gallery
Abington Park Museum Northampton Multiple Local history, costumes, leather, Northamptonshire Regiment
Althorp Althorp House.jpg Althorp Historic house Country estate with gardens and grounds, owned by Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, girlhood home of Diana, Princess of Wales
Boughton House Boughton House, Northamptonshire - - 151240.jpg Kettering Historic house Estate home of the Duke of Buccleuch, with fine art, gardens
Burton Latimer Heritage Museum Burton Latimer Local website, operated by the Burton Latimer Heritage Society
The Canal Museum Stoke Bruerne - - 3768.jpg Stoke Bruerne Canal History of canals in Britain
Canons Ashby House Canons Ashby House 3.jpg Canons Ashby Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Elizabethan manor house
Carpetbagger Aviation Museum Harrington Aviation History of RAF Harrington and the 801st Bombardment Group (Provisional)
Corby Heritage Centre Corby Local website
Cottesbrooke Hall Cottesbrooke Hall Northamptonshire.jpg Creaton Historic house 18th century Queen Anne-style house, gardens and park
Daventry Museum Daventry Local website
Deene Park Deene Park Northamptonshie.jpg Corby Historic house Medieval manor house with rooms from many periods, gardens
Desborough Heritage Centre Desborough Local website
East Carlton Park Steel Heritage Centre East Carlton Local history Features displays about local history and the development of the iron and steel industry in the town
Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Irchester Railway Steam and diesel locomotives, lifesize diorama of a quarry, industrial and railroad artifacts
Jeyes of Earls Barton Museums Earls Barton Multiple website, gift, teddy bear and doll house shop with coffee shop and several museums: Earls Barton Museum of Village Life, Jeyes Heritage & Pharmacy Museum, and a model funfair
Kelmarsh Hall Kelmarsh Hall (2).jpg Kelmarsh Historic house 18th-century manor house and gardens
Kettering Museum and Art Gallery Kettering Multiple website, includes the Manor House Museum with exhibits of local history and culture, and the Alfred East Art Gallery for local art
Kirby Hall Kirbyhall northamptonshire photograph by robert kilpin.jpg Northampton Historic house Operated by English Heritage, Elizabethan country house in a semi-ruined state with gardens
Lamport Hall Lamport-gnome-replica-amoswolfe.jpg Lamport Historic house Tudor home and gardens; also includes Hannington Vintage Tractor Club and Museum with farm equipment
Long Buckby Museum Long Buckby Local website
Museum of Leathercraft Long Buckby Fashion website, located in the Abington Park Museum, development of leathercraft
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Northampton Multiple Shoe collection, art, decorative arts, local history
Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust Hunsbury Hill Railway Heritage railway and museum
Oundle Museum Oundle Local history website
Piddington Villa Museum Piddington Roman Villa.jpg Piddington Archaeology Artifacts and remains of a large Roman villa
Prebendal Manor House Nassington Historic house website
Rockingham Castle Rockingham Castle entrance.jpg Corby Historic house Former royal castle and hunting lodge with gardens, grounds
Rothwell Arts and Heritage Centre Rothwell Multiple website, local history, art
Rushden Museum Rushden Local website, local history especially the shoe industry
Rushden Transport Museum Rushden Railway Railway memorabilia, rolling stock, road transport vehicles
Southwick Hall Southwick Hall, Northamptonshire.jpg Southwick Historic house website, medieval manor house, gardens, grounds
Sulgrave Manor Sulgrave1.jpg Sulgrave Historic house Ancestral home of the family of George Washington, reflects Tudor through Georgian eras
Sywell Aviation Museum AviationMuseum.JPG Sywell Aviation Former World War II aerodrome with artifacts, recovered airplane wreckage, local aviation history
Wellingborough Museum Wellingborough Museum.jpg Wellingborough Local website, local history, culture
Wollaston Museum Wollaston Local information, local history, culture, industry
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