New exhibition & virtual reopening in March 2021

Victorian Leisure; a spotlight on entertainment & science

Microscope built by an amateur scientist c1890

Coinciding with 150 years since the inception of The Royal Albert Hall, London and Daventry’s Assembly Hall in 1871, this exhibition will shed light on Victorian Society and their leisure pursuits.

The Assembly Hall in Daventry was built in 1871 for meetings and entertainment including spelling bees, concerts and in the late 1880s became the regular venue for the Pytchley Hunt Ball.  In 1888 the opening of the Weedon and Daventry Railway was celebrated at a luncheon held in the Assembly Hall.

Due to open virtually early March 2021.  Please keep an eye out for updates on our social media channels and we look forward to welcoming you back to the museum in the new year!