Recent visitors

We recently welcomed local MP Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism and Sir Nicholas Serota CH, Chairman of the Arts Council to 78 Derngate. Following a guided tour of the house, galleries and Visitor Centre with Trust Secretary Les Patterson both Sir Nicholas and Mr Ellis were most interested in seeing plans for the proposed atrium extension which The 78 Derngate Trust intends to carry out. This will be to provide an expanded retail area, new reception, tea room and additional exhibition / performance space at mezzanine level.

The appeal fund has now reached £25,000 which is a great start towards the £200,000 target to match-fund a pledge from Northampton Borough Council. 

To donate to the appeal please visit for further information and link to the MyDonate site.