Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, home to the one of the worlds leading collections of historic footwear, is to be officially reopened today following a major refurbishment project totalling £310,000.
The Northampton Museum & Art Gallery shoe collection totals 12,000 pairs, dating from 1620 to the present day.
Some of the highlight pieces include:
The shoes Queen Victoria wore on her wedding day
The stilts in the shape of a pair of Doc Martens made for Elton (seen below) to wear as the ‘Pinball Wizard’ in the 1975 movie, Tommy
There is no admission fee.
Visiting hours are 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.
The establishment is closed Mondays and all Bank Holidays.