The Abington Park Museum is set to be the site of Halloween-themed “ghost walks” between 29th October and 2nd November, which will delve into the museum’s spooky past.
These theatrical ghost walks are being led by the Looking Glass Theatre with support from Northampton Borough Council, to help reawaken the interesting history of the 15th century manor house, which now houses the museum.
Two ghost walks will take place each day in the museum, at 6.30pm and 8.15pm.
The walks will detail the history, and many uses of the manor house. Once the home of Shakespeare’s granddaughter Elizabeth Bernard, who is buried in the nearby church, the manor house has also been used as an asylum in the late 19th Century, where it gets most of its “creepy” reputation from.
This spookiness will be shown to guests through tales of ghosts, trapped spirit, mysterious footsteps and strange sounds that have been experienced in the house.
The walks last about one hour and 15 minutes and who knows, you might even see a ghost!