MANOR HOUSE MUSEUM
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Winner of the Museum of the Year 2011, from the Northamptonshire Heritage Awards 2011
31 March – 26 May Battle of Naseby
The famous Battle of Naseby moves to Kettering as part of a new exhibition at the Manor House Museum.
In June 1645, less than 15 miles from Kettering, this hugely important civil war battle took place. More than 20,000 men fought at Naseby, as the Parliamentarian army, led by Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell, took a crushing victory over the Royalist forces of King Charles I. Come along to discover more about the battle which took place on Kettering’s doorstep, which ended the first phase of the Civil War.Painting courtesy of The Naseby Battlefield Project On loan from Harborough Museum,Leicestershire County Council.
A Question of Sport 2 June – 7 July
Join us as we celebrate sport in the Borough of Kettering, inspired by the summer Olympics programme. As well as looking at a selection of the
town’s sporting achievements past and present, A Question of Sport will showcase artefacts from the museum’s collection relating to the Borough’s sporting history.
Find out more about featured local community groups, societies, events; past and present,
in the museum's rotating community corner showcase!
April = United Kingdom Amateur Fossil Hunters (UKAFH)
Formed in Kettering in October 2010, the group has attracted people sharing an interest in fossils, from across the UK, providing somewhere to share knowledge, information, thoughts and opinions. Come along to find out more about this local specialist group.
May 24th = All England Masters International Brass Band Championship
Celebrate the return of this exceptional international event to the Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering as 20 of the world’s finest brass bands compete for the Masters title. Come along to find out more about the background of the championship in this small community display.
June = The Co-operatives Central to the invaluable contributions of co-operative enterprises are their socioeconomic benefits to local communities. As 2012 marks the International Year of co-operatives, come along to see a small selection of items relating to Kettering’s past cooperative organisations, as represented from the collections at Kettering
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