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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 »

The Daventry Experiment: Radar

Our information board describing the Daventry Experiment written by Curator Rod Viveash is one of the most popular exhibit in the museum’s permanent collection. No matter what the exhibition, we have to display this board somewhere because we are always asked about the information it describes. On the 26th of February 1935, in a field near Weedon an experiment was carried out to… 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 »

Victoria Fairy Tales Theatre Performance 2020

Victorian Fairy Tales More details to follow Thursday 16th April 2020 at 2pm –3pm Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT Don’t Go into the Cellar return to the museum with interactive theatre for all the family to enjoy! Booking required: Please call 01327 301246 or email museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk to reserve your free place.  Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!… Read more »

Daventry Museum in the running for People’s Choice Award

Daventry Museum has been shortlisted for this year’s People’s Choice Award at the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum (NHF) Awards 2019. The museum, which is located on New Street in Daventry, has also entered four further awards categories, including the Community Award for The Empty Chair Project. More than 1,000 visitors attended this exhibition, which commemorated the lives of the 114 Daventry soldiers who died… Read more »