Desborough Heritage Centre - The Official Website for the Town of Desborough in Northants

Welcome to Desborough Heritage Centre

                               MLA Accredited Museum

Northamptonshire Heritage Awards                            

"Peoples Choice Award" 2009

"Museum of the Year" 2010

" Peoples Choice Award" runner-up 2010

 "Award for Work with Children and Young People"  2011

  Desborough Heritage Centre     houses displays covering the history of Desborough from very early settlements to the 19th and 20th centuries. Come in and look around, or spend some time, if you wish, chatting to the museum’s enthusiastic volunteers about Desborough history, buildings and people.

Desborough has been an important place of settlement for thousands of years. Remains have been found here from the stone age, 10,000 years ago. 
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Our voluntary staff will be pleased to help you with information from census records to powerpoint displays and show you any of several books on the history of Desborough we keep in stock, along with a selection of Shire Books.

Close and easy parking is in the car park of the Midland Co-op superstore at the junction of Station Road, Rushton Road and Gladstone Street. The Heritage Centre windows are a large part of  its display.

Find out more about the towns history!

The Centre holds an extraordinary wealth of visual information about the town. Visitors will see how the townscape and town life have changed dramatically, even within living memory, with the demoltion of many of its 17th and 18th century ironstone buildings.

Entry to Desborough Heritage Centre is free! Our voluntary staff will be pleased to assist you.
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Desborough Heritage Centre is located at 72 Station Road, Desborough nn14 2lx and is open from...

  • Monday 10.00 - 12.30, 2.00 - 4.00
  • Tuesday 10.00 - 12.30, 2.00 - 4.00
  • Wednesday 10.00 - 12.30, 2.00-4.00
  • Thursday 10.00 - 12.30, 2.00 - 4.00
  • Friday 9.00 - 12.00, 2.00 - 4.00
  • Saturday 9.00 - 12.30
  • Sunday Closed   
  • Admission Free
  • Tel: 01536 765734



Sketch of Desborough Church Desborough Heritage Centre

Desborough Heritage Centre
Station Road, Desborough

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Sketches provided by Robert Mercer

Latest News

Period Costumes Go On Display

Costumes dating from between 1850 and 1950

form the latest exhibition at the Heritage Centre. 

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Contact Us

Desborough Heritage Centre welcomes you to its website.

Feel free to send any comments and suggestions to Steve Richards.  Click here to e-mail Desborough Heritage Centre