Success for the Museum

Daventry Museum is delighted to announce that at the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards held on 20th July at Sulgrave Manor, the museum won the “Museum Event of the Year” for its Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme in July 2016.  The museum also received a highly commended award in the “Best Exhibition” category for the Law and Order exhibition held earlier this year.

The Forum Awards is a very prestigious event which showcases excellence within Museums, Galleries and Historic Houses in Northamptonshire, and so the museum is thrilled to have been recognised. At last year’s awards the museum won “Museum Event of the Year” for the British Science Week event, a hands-on event aimed and children and young families.

The Awards would not have been achieved without the dedication and hard work from the Volunteer Team and support from the Town Council.

Following on from its successful Commemoration of the Somme the museum is developing a project to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One in November 2018.

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