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Daventry Commemorates VJ Day How Can You Get Involved?

VJ Day Saturday 15th August 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the day the Second World War was finally over. Whilst VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands of Armed Forces personnel were still involved in bitter fighting in the Far East. Defeating Japan would come at a heavy price, and ‘Victory over Japan Day’… Read more »

Sign up for online Theatre Performance and Drawing Competition!

Daventry Museum will again be playing host to the interactive theatre company Don’t Go Into The Cellar and this time it will be for all our virtual visitors.  This summer the theatre company will be recording and sharing their Victorian Fairy Tales performance exclusively with the museum to be viewed via this website and the Town Council’s YouTube channel!  Past audiences have enjoyed past performances immensely; so when April’s fully… Read more »

Help needed for upcoming exhibition – A Virtual and Veritable Cabinet of Curiosities

Share your collection be part of the virtual exhibition by emailing the museum

Available to view online from September 2020 Do you have a plethora of pottery, a whimsical animal collection, an assortment of fascinating fossils, or a ten-piece teapot collection? Maybe you have a hodgepodge of ceramic hedgehogs or a tantalising variety of old toys?  Would you like to share your love of them and be part of a new exhibition to virtual visitors to… Read more »

Daventry Remembers: VE Day Celebrations at home

It is 75 years ago this May that after 6 years of war victory was declared in Europe. Sadly, due to the current pandemic the town’s plans have been put on hold and we all find ourselves needing to stay apart whilst celebrating together. Our social media pages and that of the Town Council will be live on the day sharing virtual events… Read more »

Temporary Museum Closure from 17 March 2020

Daventry Museum and Daventry Town Council have taken the decision further to Government guidelines to temporarily close the museum. We will not be holding scheduled open days, events and finds liaison days. Our Collect-O-Mania exhibition will be pushed back and rescheduled to later in the year. Please keep up to date with both our social media pages for all the latest news. Plans… Read more »

Festive period closure 8 Dec ’19 -11 Jan ’20 : Exhibition change-over

The museum will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 7th December, reopening at 10am on Saturday 11th January 2020. This closure is necessary for us to change over our exhibitions. The first exhibition of 2020 is our 475 year commemoration of the Battle of Naseby, in collaboration with the Naseby Battlefield Trust. We’ll keep you posted on our What’s On and social media… Read more »

First Exhibition of 2020 – Commemorating the Battle of Naseby: 375 years.

Commemorating the Battle of Naseby: 375 years. Daventry’s place in the Conflict In collaboration with the Naseby Battlefield Project, this exhibition will include articles from private lenders along with loans from several local museums. On the museum’s Saturday open days visitors can enjoy a few surprises from local reenactors, sounds and sights of the battle and perhaps even a book signing. Please note… Read more »

Roman treasure purchased through museum donations

Daventry Museum are excited to announce that through donations made by members of the public, Daventry Museum has purchased treasure! This Roman pendant and chain was found in the Byfield area and as the closest accredited museum Daventry Museum was able to purchase the treasure through the Treasure Process. The treasure will go on display in the coming weeks so keep your eyes… Read more »

New exhibition to commemorate 80 years since the start of WW2 – Opens 7th September

World War Two – The People’s War World War Two – The People’s War portrays the effect of the war on the local community through exhibits and the memories of Daventry’s residents. Exhibits include articles from the Home Front such as a Women’s Land Army uniform and a Northamptonshire Fire Service uniform.  There are also items representing those on the frontline, including a… Read more »