Free science event returns to Daventry Museum

On Saturday 10th March 2018 between 10am and 4pm Daventry Museum will be holding a free science event coinciding with British Science Week (Friday 9th to Sunday 18th March 2018).

Visitors will be able to discover Daventry’s past whilst also learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and take part in fun activities and experiments.

The theme for next year’s British Science Week is ‘Exploration & Discovery’ and the group, ‘Astronomy for Fun’ will be at the museum enabling visitors to explore the stars and planets.

Astronomy For Fun linking up with a radio station in Australia on their Light Years show and talking about the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy project.

Astronomy For Fun with their scopes preparing for some solar viewing


There will be science themed activity packs full of brainteasers for young visitors to complete and be in for a chance to win a prize!

Daisy was the 2017 winner in the over 10 category and won ‘George’s Marvellous Experiments’ book by Roald Dahl


Alfie won the under 10 category in 2017 and was presented with his British Science Week certificate and prize by the Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Lynne Taylor.

The event is now in its third year having won “Museum Event of the Year” at the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards back in 2016. This free science day is becoming increasingly popular, with many children and their families visiting and joining in the fun, some staying for hours!

Please follow Daventry Museum on social media and check on our website for updates about this event.

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.