These royal charters give us fantastic insight into how Daventry’s town laws were passed centuries ago. The museum is lucky to hold four charters (two under the name of Queen Elizabeth I, one under James I and the other under Charles I). The charters gave Daventry the right to such actions as trading, holding town fairs, collecting taxes and electing officials. They were all handwritten on parchment (the skin of a calf, goat or sheep), which must have been treated especially for the purpose by wetting, stretching and scraping. All legal documents right up until the 19th century were written on parchment. You wouldn’t want to make any spelling mistakes…
Although it has been a month since Remembrance Sunday, the museum is still remembering the fallen in our World War One Centenary exhibition, which is open until 14th December 2018, Tues-Fri from 9.30am to 1.30pm. We want to again, thank everyone involved in the Empty Chair Project. We are overwhelmed by the response from the Daventry Community, and are pleased the project has inspired others to remember..
Love Daventry Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Discover Daventry DIP into Daventry You only have one week left to see our World War One Centenary Exhibition – we’re open this week from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th December from 9.30am to 1.30pm – our volunteers would love to see you! The museum will then be closed for the festive season from 1.30pm on Friday 14th December and will re-open on Saturday..
Looking forward to all the festive fun in #Daventry tomorrow at Daventry Winter Fayre The Daventry Holy Cross Church is also open with its Christmas Tree Festival from 11am to 4pm, followed by Family Carols at 4.30pm after the #LanternParade See if you can spot our Museum Volunteers’ Victorian Christmas Tree!
We’re open today from 10am to 4pm with our World War One Centenary exhibition so make sure you come and say hello! #LoveDaventry http://daventrymuseum.org.uk/1660/world-war-one-centenary-exhibition-comes-to-an-end/
- Don't forget we are open this Sunday 11th November as part of the Remembrance commemorations in the town. The museu… https://t.co/dRSdmf5a26, Nov 9
- What a busy week we’ve had so far with lots of visitors to the Empty Chair display. Wonderful to see… https://t.co/8govVQKtXX, Nov 7
- Have you heard about Daventry & District Friends of #Iganga? Members of the group came to visit the museum last wee… https://t.co/wOPNmGPsUb, Oct 31
- This time next week you can see the Empty Chair display, a community project remembering the 114 #Daventry soldiers… https://t.co/6YQHb1232a, Oct 27