Museums & Art Galleries in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is often called the county of "squires and spires" due to its wide variety of historic buildings and country houses. Museums and Art Galleries in Northamptonshire Compton Verney and Chiltern Open Air Museum are listed below.
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in Warwickshire
Compton Verney offers a unique Art Gallery experience. Housed in a Grade I listed Robert Adam Mansion set in 120 acres of ´Capability´ Brown landscaped parkland, it houses art from around the world. Six permanent collections include: paintings from the Golden age of Neopolitan art, Germanic paintings and sculpture (1450-1650), British Portraits including Reynolds and Tudor portraits, the most extensive collection of Chinese bronzes outside London, work by and objects that inspired textile des...
in Buckinghamshire
A 45 acre outdoor museum with of over 30 reconstructed historic buildings, period gardens, working historic farm with livestock, woodland and orchards.
in Leicestershire
There's something very satisfying about visiting one of the many small museums in the UK, where you can get to grips with the message and feel you've learnt something about the area rather than being bamboozled by hundreds of exhibits. Charnwood Museum is one such spot. The famous Ladybird books originate from Loughborough so there's an exhibit and memorabilia on that subject plus information about the world's oldest multi-cellular fossil Charna discovered by a local schoolboy. Other super ex...
in London
Admire The Jacobean Beauty of Kensington Palace Although there is much history surrounding Kensington Palace, it is perhaps most famous as the home of Princess Diana. Turned into a palace from a Jacobean home in the late 1600s by the likes of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, this fairy tale building has played host to a parade of royals and aristocrats. Climb the King's Staircase, decorated by a wonderfullu vivid painting by William Kent which shows George I's court in all i...
in London
Explore The Queens Gallery The Queen´s Gallery, situated adjacent to Buckingham Palace, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions of magnificent works of art from the Royal Collection. The Gallery has a collection of fantastic paintings held in a building known for its stunning architecture, the Gallery also provides free audio tours to make your experience more insightful and educational.
in London
The Whitechapel Art Gallery is London´s most prestigious independent gallery and has been at the cutting-edge of art for one hundred years. It was the first public gallery dedicated to temporary art exhibitions and it has held significant shows of the great names of British 20th century art, such as David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Anthony Caro, and Gary Hume. It is also famous for being the first place in which internationally renowned art has been shown in the UK, for example: Picasso´s G...
in London
See the Crown Jewels and Experience History come to Life at the tower of London The Tower of London built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, is one of the best examples of a medieval castle in the world and you'll find plenty to see inside. In the very heart of London visitors can view the Crown Jewels, squirm at the instruments of torture that are on display and spot the graffiti on a prison wall left by the bereft husband of tragic queen Lady Jane Grey. You'll learn all a...
in London
Discover one of London's hidden gems at The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House Representing one of the most impressive collections of medieval and early modern European art to have been put together by one person, The Wernher Collection at Ranger´s House, contains more than 700 pieces, consisting of ivory carvings, Limoges enamels, Renaissance jewellery, bronzes, maiolica pottery and Sèvres ceramics. The collection amassed by diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher is housed at Ranger's...
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