Daventry Museum Needs Your Vote

Daventry Museum is delighted to announce that the museum has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award at the prestigious Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards 2017. To support your town museum and give our volunteers the recognition they deserve for all their hard work this year, make sure you register your vote by 2nd July.

Voting forms are available at the museum or you can request a form by emailing museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk or download a form here:


(You must be aged 16 and over to vote and forms must be printed in A5.  Please return the form to Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT by 2nd July 2017).

Over the last year the museum has put on a range of informative and engaging exhibitions including Daventry Businesses Past and Present, celebrating the businesses of Daventry, Daventry in 100 Objects, featuring artefacts from the museum stores that have rarely been seen before, Collect-o-Mania showcasing individual collections owned by members of the public, Law and Order telling the story of law and order in Northamptonshire and punishments imposed on criminals from the 1800s onwards and our latest Transport exhibition, inspired by the Town’s involvement in the transport industry featuring various forms of transport, some of which were made in Daventry.

Cllr Glenda Simmonds (Mayor 2016/17) and Voluntary Curator Rod Viveash – Law & Order exhibition

The museum does not charge an admission fee and all events and activities are provided free of charge, such as our award-winning British Science Week Event which includes a series of family friendly and hands on activities, attracting 140 visitors in March this year.

British Science Week – Making Foaming Fizzy Potion

The museum not only caters for schools and families but welcomes other community groups.

Cub Scouts hands-on visit to the museum

Remember to vote for your favourite museum or historic house by 2nd July, so why not pop in and see our wonderful range of exhibitions and vote for us!  The winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 20th July at Sulgrave Manor, Sulgrave.

Contact Daventry Museum on 01327 301246 for more information. You can also reach the museum via museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk or by post at Daventry Museum, Daventry Town Council, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT.