New exhibition! Daventry Through the Ages opens on Saturday 2nd September 2017

Daventry Through the Ages opens on Saturday 2nd September from 10am to 4pm.  This new exhibition shows the development of Daventry and significant points in time that have contributed to the town’s heritage.

Inspired by many of our visitors’ enquiries about a timeline of the history of Daventry, this exhibition highlights major periods of Daventry’s history from Jurassic up to the 21st Century.

Historic Borough Hill plays an important part in Daventry’s early history by being the site of first settlers in the Stone Age followed by Bronze Age barrows, or round mounds, and an Iron Age hill fort. The site was also home to a Roman villa.  New exhibits of fossils, Neolithic flint axes, Bronze Age axes and Roman pottery reflect this early period.

Bronze Age Axe

BBC Aerials on Borough Hill. In 1925 Borough Hill became the site of the BBC’s long wave radio transmitter station the 5XX

Other highlights include the medieval period, the coaching era, the age of radio and the town expansion.

The museum will close at 13:30 on Friday 25th August and will re-open on Saturday 2nd September 2017 from 10am to 4pm with the new Daventry Through the Ages exhibition.