A Night in the Asylum Ghost Hunt – £40

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booknowGhost hunt at Northampton’s former asylum and now museum, Abington Park Museum a seriously haunted location that has seen many changes. Will you encounter the hanged man or be grabbed by an unseen hand? Exclusive venue for Fright Nights Northants!

The Asylum Ghost Hunt includes:-

  • Mediumship walkround – who haunts tonight?
  • Psychic and Ghost Hunting Equipment
  • Experiments including seances and glass divination
  • Ghost Hunting Vigils in the dark
  • Hot Drinks and Biscuits
  • Expert advice and discussion about the paranormal
  • Your chance to stay in a haunted location at night!

Standing in the middle of Northampton’s oldest park, Abington Park Museum is a Tudor manor house dating back to 1485. The building has seen several different uses over the years, including a domestic residence, asylum and museum.

The building was built and originally owned by John Bernard, and was home to several generations of the family over the following 200 years, including Elizabeth Bernard, who was the grand-daughter of William Shakespeare, and lived in the house during the 17th century. The manor house then passed into the possession of the Thursby’s, who lived in the building until 1841, when financial problems resulted in the house being auctioned off.

In 1845, the building was turned into an asylum, known as Abington Abbey, run by Doctor Thomas Octavius Pritchard. 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. Over the years, guests have reported feelings of great sadness and distress in the area where the bodies were discovered.

Abington Abbey asylum closed its doors in 1892, and the manor house and park surrounding it were given to the people of Northampton. The building was re-opened as a museum, and gradually developed into what we see today. The museum is a disorientating maze of rooms and corridors, with a very eerie, unsettling atmosphere.

Precisely who or what haunts the building is a mystery – very few investigations have been carried out at this location in the past – so you have the opportunity to step into the unknown and be one of the first to investigate this mysterious 500 year old manor house.

Various different sightings and occurrences have been reported by both staff and visitors, including shadowy figures that have been sighted in various areas of the building, disembodied footsteps coming from behind a locked door, and feelings of sadness, anger and distress.

Visitors have also 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.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join Fright Nights Northants at this amazing venue, which has hardly ever been investigated before. You will be accompanied by our expert medium and paranormal investigator, and will have the opportunity to join in various activities and vigils as you hunt for the ghosts of Abington Park Museum.

Please note: No on-site parking is available. There is plenty of free street parking surrounding the venue. Over 18s only, no pregnant women allowed. Please see our terms and conditions for details.

Address: Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South Northampton NN1 5LW

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