Abington Park, in the Abington district of Northampton, has lakes, aviaries, and a museum, as well as trees and grassy open spaces.
The park contains the ruins of the former village of Abington, the site of a medieval manorhouse with a mill attached, mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086. The Abington gallows used for the five hangings in 1612 following the Northamptonshire witch trials, amongst the first in England to use trial by ducking stool, are believed to have been situated at the crossroads in Abington Park. The village was enclosed and depopulated when the manor was enlarged and parklands created by the Thursby family in the late 17th century.
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|Friday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||1:00 – 5:00 PM|
shilpa n | Feb 22, 2018
Beautiful long stretch park. There's a pond with fishes and kids enjoy when fish jumps to catch food .. There's cafe and ice cream vendors, play zone for kids, bird park with varieties of birds caged. Family events can be conducted. Great Picnic spot. And definitely greenery gives out good oxygen and a quick walk will gain health.. yes they have walking track and pets are allowed. For all age groups its happiest place one can enjoy being there.
Sylvie | Feb 20, 2018
Have great family activities during the holidays and weekends too sometimes. Always nice to have a look around the displays too.
Cesca Lee | Feb 25, 2018
Family friendly museum. Great school trips and crafty workshops for adults and kids.
Graham Bandy | Sep 4, 2017
What used to be a really nice informative museum has over the years been allowed to fail. Watermarks and misinformation in the Unsigned Regimental museum. A sad response to the heroes of the county. One of the rooms has now been turned into a wedding venue as the local council seem to think all their properties should have one. The room is hot and lacking in air, and once full... Stifling. The staff have no knowledge of the Regiment and the plethora of boards which appear to be straight out of Capt Blackadders History of the Great War is often laughable. There used to be an informative and stunning medal room... This was downgraded into a sliding cabinet which was then locked as deemed unsafe, and then they have vanished. Poor information, poor displays and poor research... Well.. Virtually no research done. Sad.
Anto Kunniparambil | Mar 22, 2018
I took my mum there and she loved it.
Sarah Boddington | May 9, 2018
Lovely place to wander around....and free! Kids enjoyed the birds and found lots of interesting things to look at inside.
Justin Mcauliffe | May 2, 2018
A nice looking museum from the outside, but always closed even on days when it is supposed to be open. Very annoying. The times it is supposed to be open are, 1-5pm Thursday to Sunday.
Romeo Bradshaw | Apr 30, 2018
Went to this museum mistakenly with my friend Carl as we were actually wanting to visit the boot and shoe museum as Carl loves feet, but ended up here instead. I thought it was great but Carl was very disappointed.
Sarah Baker | May 6, 2018
Free and fun. Park is lovely but the museum and birds are worth a visit.
phil sylvester | Jun 8, 2018
Small but compact museum, a number of exhibits o do with the northampton regiment. My only gripe is that the enclosed courtyard is overgrown with weeds which let's the place down.
Peter Jordan | May 29, 2018
Interesting place. Well kept and well worth a look.
Wendy Roberts | Jul 8, 2018
Lovely place visit, set in a beautiful park. Full of history and an absoute maze to walk round. New decor in parts and this has made museum look light, bright and spacious
Kathy Mills | Jun 27, 2018
Lovely walk through history, especially victoriana erase and the history of the local regiment. Is currently undergoing renovation.
Jakii Clare | Jul 7, 2018
lovely historic building. with a bird Avery walk too..
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