Saturday, December 10, 2011
New facelift for Northampton Shoe Museum
The building which houses the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery was once an old jail. Founded in 1865 it has grown piecemeal with the last major investment in 2002, and the addition of two new shoe galleries on the ground floor. A £310,000 modernisation is about to take place to modernise its interior and enhance its collection. £40,000 has been earmarked for a future Footwear Foundation. The major aim of the project is to increase footfall at the museum, it is also hoped other arts and historical venues in the town will benefit from the make-over. Haley Sharpe Design has been commissioned to plan the change. The museum will remain open throughout the works.