Northamptonshire Archives and Libraries

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Record Office[edit | edit source]

Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage at the Record Office[edit | edit source]

Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage at the Record Office
Wootton Hall Park
Northampton, Northamptonshire NN4 8BQ​ UK
Telephone: 01604 362513
Website: Archives and Heritage

Visit the Northamptonshire Record Office to see 800 years of Northamptonshire's family and local history.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Northamptonshire Central Library[edit | edit source]

Northamptonshire Central Library
82 Abington St.
Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 2BA UK
Telephone: 300 126 1000
Website: Northamptonshire Central Library

Northamptonshire’s flagship library at the heart of the town has the Discover local history collection, a wonderful children’s library, Registration services and a host of business support accessible to all.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Burton Latimer Heritage Museum[edit | edit source]

Burton Latimer Heritage Museum
Civic Centre
120 High Street
Burton Latimer
Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 5RH UK
Website: Burton Latimer Heritage Museum

On the face of it, Burton Latimer is an ordinary small East Midlands town with little to show for its thousands of years existence. But looking a little closer, its long history will be revealed. Bronze and Iron Age artefacts were found here and a Romano-British farmstead and cemetery. We were, like other similar villages, a predominately farming community until the late 1800s when industry began to replace agriculture. Clothing manufacture, ironstone mining, boot & shoe manufacture, engineering and the manufacture of Weetabix have since been instrumental in the growth of the town. Burton Latimer Heritage Museum, run by Heritage Society volunteers, is housed the Civic Centre,120 High Street, a former health centre building owned by the local authority, but the museum is entirely independent.

For a long list of Northamptonshire museums, go to List of museums in Northamptonshire in Wikipedia.