Posts By: Museum

Call for exhibits – Arts, Crafts & Collectables exhibition

Daventry Museum is holding an Arts, Crafts and Collectables exhibition from 12th June to 24th August to celebrate Daventry Arts Festival (16th June to 24th June). Alongside historical pieces in the museum collection, such as the handmade Daventry May Queen Crown, exhibits include ceramics by Charlotte Hupfield, landscape oil paintings by a local artist, Ralph Davies, and quilts from Danetre Quilters. Collectables will… Read more »

Daventry WI – A Celebration

On Saturday 5th May the museum welcomed over 60 visitors to the Daventry WI exhibition celebrating 100 years of Northamptonshire’s Women’s Institutes. Members of Daventry and other local WIs came to see the colourful displays of artistic and beautifully crafted examples of handmade items, some of which are pictured here. Daventry WI Knitting and Sewing Group meet on the first Wednesday of every… Read more »

WI Exhibition – open Saturday 5th May

Daventry Women’s Institute – A Celebration On Saturday 5th May the museum will be hosting an exhibition curated by the Daventry WI, celebrating 100 years of Northamptonshire’s Women’s Institutes. Exhibits on display include quilts and embroidery, art and photography and flower displays Visitors will be able to discover the history of Daventry WI through various scrapbooks and there will be a card making demo on this… Read more »

Tea with Oscar Wilde – Wednesday 11th April

During the Easter Break on Wednesday 11th April at 2pm Daventry Museum will be hosting a free performance of ‘Tea with Oscar Wilde’ by Don’t Go Into the Cellar! Theatre Company. A chat show with a difference, join Oscar Wilde as he interviews a leading celebrity of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get “Caught in… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 7th April

On Saturday 7th April the museum will be open with our Sport and Leisure exhibition from 10am to 4pm. We’re pleased to announce that Ian Litchfield, pro disability bowler, is returning to the museum from 10am to 12pm with a demonstration of ‘Carpet Bowls’. Ian invented this portable version of bowls which can be taken to various organisations, including nursing homes and local community groups to enable… Read more »

Exploration and Discovery at Daventry Museum

On Saturday 10th March the museum celebrated British Science Week by holding a free science event on the theme of Exploration and Discovery. The museum had over 150 visitors who took part in hands-on activities including creating bubble art, working a robotic arm, examining creepy crawlies under a stereoscope and using ergonomics to design a pen grip.   Visitors explored the stars and… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 3rd February

On Saturday 3rd February Daventry Museum will be open with the new Sport and Leisure exhibition from 10am to 4pm. Award winning disability bowler Ian Litchfield will be at the museum from 10am to 12pm with a demonstration of ‘Carpet Bowls’.  Ian invented this portable version of bowls which can be taken to various organisations, including nursing homes and local community groups to… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 13th January

This Saturday 13th January Daventry Museum will be opening its doors for their new Sport & Leisure exhibition from 10am to 4pm. The new displays will explore Daventry’s sports and hobbies of the past and present; from football to fishing; skating to swimming; and gardening to golf; there will be something for everyone. Alongside the museum’s own collection of sports and leisure items,… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 2nd December

Daventry Museum will be open this Saturday 2nd December from 10am to 4pm with a timeline themed exhibition, Daventry Through the Ages.  The exhibition shows the development of Daventry and significant points in time that have contributed to the town’s heritage.Historic Borough Hill plays an important part in Daventry’s early history by being the site of first settlers in the Stone Age followed… Read more »

Sport & Leisure exhibition – opens January 2018

From 13th January to 27th April 2018 Daventry Museum will be holding a Sport and Leisure exhibition. The new displays will explore Daventry’s sports and hobbies of the past and present; from football to fishing; skating to swimming; and gardening to golf; there will be something for everyone. Alongside the museum’s own collection of sports and leisure items, we are seeking objects, archives… Read more »