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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Decorative and Applied Arts Collection
Collection includes furniture and English, European and North African ceramics; glass; metalwork; enamels; oriental collection. Greatest strength fine collections of British & Oriental ceramics given early this century by 5 private collectors. Also includes collection of leathercraft.
Local significance and international interest
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Location Details

Abington Park Museum
Park Avenue South,Abington Park Museum Northampton NN1 5LW United Kingdom
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01604 838110
Building Information
The museum is housed in a 15th century manor house which was once the home of Shakespeare’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Bernard.
Collections Overview
The collections focus on costume, ceramics, the Northamptonshire Regiment and social history.
Display Overview
The displays include an oak paneled room as it would have appeared in the 18th century. A victorian cabinet of curiosities, the story of the Northamptonshire Regiment, a 19th century fashion gallery, a gallery telling the story of the people of Northampton and a leathercraft gallery displaying a selection of leathercrafts from around the world.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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  • Museum.
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