World War One Centenary Commemorations

World War One Centenary ExhibitionOpens Saturday 1st September

Peace Day 19th July 1919, Daventry

To mark the 100 years since the end of the First World War, Daventry Museum is holding a commemorative exhibition reflecting on the end of World War One and its impact on a post-war Daventry. On the Saturday open days visitors will be able to see special exhibits, and on the Saturday open mornings in September, November and December visitors will be able to sing along to wartime songs played on the museum piano.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 1st September to Friday 14th December.

Museum Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm

The Empty Chair Project

Empty Chair Model

To commemorate the lives of the 114 soldiers from Daventry who lost their lives during the First World War, Daventry Museum has invited local Daventry schools and community groups to make and decorate a small model chair to represent each individual soldier. Once built and decorated, these unique chairs will be displayed at the museum and then given to those who wish to remember a soldier by promising to set an empty seat at their table on Remembrance Sunday on 11th November 2018.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 3rd November to Sunday 11th November.

Museum Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm.

On Sunday 11th November the museum will be open from 11.30am to 2.00pm as part of Remembrance Day.

Please note that the museum will be closed from 27th to 31st August to install the World War One Centenary Exhibition and will resume normal opening hours on Saturday 1st September 2018.

To find out more about the museum’s World War One Centenary Commemorations then please get in touch by contacting 01327 301246 or emailing museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk or by visiting the museum at 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT.