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Ghost Hunt: Abington Museum
29 February @ 8:00 pm - 1 March @ 1:00 am£35.00
Ghost Hunt: Abington Museum, Northampton. Located within Abington Park, A 15th century manor house dating back to 1485 Once the home of Shakespeare grand-daughter Elizabeth Bernard.
The building has seen several different uses over the years, including a domestic residence, asylum and museum
Having been a former residential property for many years, the oldest parts of the original structure that remain today are the Great Hall and Oak Room which date back to 1530 when records show it was owned by the Bernard family.
Guests must be 18 years and over to attend this event
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Ghost Hunt, Abington Park Museum, Northampton
In 1669, vast parts of the original Manor House were demolished to make way for a larger, more lavish extension, retaining of course, the Great Hall and Oak Room.
In 1845, Abington Manor was sold to a Londoner who leased out the Manor to Dr Octavius Pritchard who used the property as a mental asylum. It remained as an asylum until 1892. Conditions in the asylum are not believed to have been overly cruel or unpleasant, however it has been reported that during this time two patients hung themselves. The property further exchanged hands in 1897 when it was given to the people of Northampton. It has remained as a museum until present day
Ghost Hunt: Abington Museum - past events
What lies beneath? Various sightings and paranormal activity have been reported by both staff and visitors. Dark shadows and figure have been seen, disembodied voices and footsteps heard from behind locked doors. Several visitors to the museum have reported the feeling of being watched, and some have felt a presence standing close to them, even though they have been alone at the time. A member of staff was left terrified after having their arm grabbed by an unseen hand whilst locking up.
Precisely who or what haunts the building is mystery, hopefully our medium can connect with the spirit that reside here. Come and join us as we delve into the past.