Our Story

A Piece of Northamptonshire’s History

Primrose Gallery originated in Northampton in 1999, when Neil began picture framing in his garden shed located in Primrose Hill. Completed works were displayed on the walls, alongside pieces available for sale, thus giving birth to what soon became known as 'Primrose Gallery' among the local clientele. The gallery proudly showcased esteemed artists such as Melissa Dring, Michael Little, and Martin Taylor.

In 2001, Neil expanded operations by opening a modest art gallery in Derngate, situated in the heart of Northampton town centre. Rapidly gaining acclaim, the gallery distinguished itself by offering a curated collection of original artworks alongside top-notch picture framing services. Its diverse inventory included original prints by renowned printmakers, paintings, and high-quality studio ceramics. Regrettably, unforeseen circumstances led to the closure of the gallery in 2006.

In 2010, Neil embarked on a new venture by establishing a gallery in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, followed by another in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, in 2012. When the lease in Kingsthorpe expired, Neil seized the opportunity to relocate the gallery to the charming market town of Thrapston, where it has thrived ever since.

Today, the Thrapston gallery is managed by a welcoming local team, while Neil divides his time between the framing showroom and the gallery itself.

At Primrose Gallery, we take pride in offering a personalised and bespoke service, catering to a diverse range of budgets and tastes with our wide selection of art and gifts.

Come and visit us soon - we’re in the middle of the High Street.