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Heritage Open Days 2018

Celebrate Heritage Open Days and do something new!  All events listed here are free! Daventry Holy Cross Church – Ride & Stride  Saturday 8th September – 10.00 – 16.00 Church Walk, Daventry, NN11 4BL Visit Daventry Holy Cross Church and support Northamptonshire’s beautiful churches by taking part in a sponsored bike ride or walk, supported by The National Churches Trust and in partnership with… Read more »

Daventry Model Boat Club Display – Saturday 4th August

As part of Daventry Museum’s Arts, Crafts and Collectables exhibition, members of Daventry Model Boat Club will be returning to the museum and putting on a display from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 4th August. Daventry Model Boat Club was formed in 1980 by five members who wanted to sail electric scale model boats and yachts in the Daventry area.  The club has since… Read more »

Daventry Model Boat Club Display – Saturday 7th July

As part of Daventry Museum’s Arts, Crafts and Collectables exhibition, members of Daventry Model Boat Club will be putting on a display in the museum from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 7th July. Daventry Model Boat Club was formed in 1980 by five members who wanted to sail electric scale model boats and yachts in the Daventry area. The club used to sail… Read more »

Arts, Crafts & Collectables Exhibition opens 12th June

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 beautifully crafted ceramics by Charlotte Hupfield, who recently won the Giftware Association Award for Excellence at the British Craft Trade… Read more »

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 »