The museum was originally a manor house built at the turn of the 16th century. The Great Hall, now called the Oak Room because of its oak panelling, dates back to 1500.
History indicates that Shakespeare himself visited, does his spirit roam the rooms of this beautiful building?
It was once home to William Shakespeare’s granddaughter, Elizabeth Bernard, who was buried in 1670 in the adjacent late 12th-century church of St Peter and St Paul.
Are there any patients still lingering here, waiting to tell their stories?
Abington Museum was converted into a private lunatic asylum called Abington Abbey Retreat in 1845.
The asylum was closed in 1892 when the Manor House and grounds were donated to Northampton Council. 1994, the house was reopened as a museum after a complete restoration.
If the walls could talk, what would secrets would they tell? Are there any patients still here, waiting to tell their stories?
Abington Museum is an amazing building. Wander through the rooms here and take a trip back in time. Delve into the past of this historic location and embrace the atmosphere…
Why not come along to our ghost hunt at Abington Park Museum and see who you will encounter?
Experience this magnificent place for yourself and discover the people who once considered Abington their home. For a paranormal investigation, it doesn’t get much better than this!
Cant make this event? then take a look at Ghost Hunt – Southwick Hall