Posts By: Museum

‘Penny Dreadful! Or, Mrs Lovett’s Revenge!’ Performance at Daventry Museum during Easter

During the Easter Break on Wednesday 12th April at 2pm Daventry Museum will be hosting a free performance of ‘Penny Dreadful! Or Mrs Lovett’s Revenge!’ by Don’t Go Into the Cellar! Theatre Company. “There are chills and chuckles in abundance with this original one-woman show featuring Sweeney Todd’s partner in crime, Mrs Lovett! Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from… Read more »

Historic Police Motorcycles at Daventry Museum – Saturday 1st April

The Historic Police Motorcycle Group (HPMG) will be showcasing vintage motorcycles at Daventry Museum on the last Saturday opening of the gruesome ‘Law and Order’ exhibition on 1st April from 10am to 4pm. HPMG attend events across the UK and in Europe displaying ex-police motorcycles. The group are sometimes even asked to locate specific motorbikes or advise on them for TV and film… Read more »

Free Science event returns to Daventry Museum

On Saturday 11th March between 10am and 4pm Daventry Museum will be holding a free science event coinciding with British Science Week (Friday 10th to Sunday 19th March). Visitors will be able to discover Daventry’s past whilst also learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and follow Einstein around the museum to take part in fun activities and experiments on the theme… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 4th February 2017

The museum’s gruesome new Law & Order exhibition tells the story of how order was kept and of past crime and punishment in Daventry and the surrounding area.  Visitors will be able to learn about Policing in Daventry and discover the murky past of Northamptonshire’s criminals such as the Culworth Gang.  Exhibits feature fascinating artefacts including a Police Motorbike, handcuffs and truncheons, a cell door and a pillory – a humiliating… Read more »

Mayor brings order to new exhibition – Opens Saturday 14th January

Inspired by its collection of Civic Regalia, Daventry Museum’s new exhibition, ‘Law and Order’ tells the story of how order was kept, and looks at the different types of punishments imposed on criminals in Northamptonshire from the early 1800s onwards. Imagine a time when stocks and pillories were used to punish and humiliate people who committed minor offences, including drunkenness, gambling, and even… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 3rd December 2016

Joining us for our last Saturday opening of the year on 3rd December will be Portable Museum with hands on archaeology and artefacts for all ages to enjoy! For the younger ones we have object hunts, quizzes and some Christmas themed colouring in, why not make your own Christmas card? Our Collect-o-Mania exhibition will soon be coming to an end so make sure… Read more »

Nostalgic Event at Longlands Specialist Care Centre

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Lynne Taylor and volunteers from Daventry Museum joined Longlands Specialist Care Centre on Friday 11th November to help commemorate Armistice Day through a Remembrance Day Party for residents. During the day residents made their own poppy badges and shared their memories of wartime. Whilst listening to music from the wartime period, residents enjoyed a VE Day celebratory meal along the hallway of Longlands Specialist Care… Read more »

Meet the new Finds Liaison Officer for Northamptonshire!

Eleanore Cox will be at the museum on Friday 21st October with the first of a series of Finds Events running through until spring next year. Eleanore works for The Portable Antiquities Scheme, a partnership project which records archaeological objects found by members of the public in order to further our understanding of the past. If you want to find out more about… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 1st October 2016

Join us this Saturday and marvel over fascinating collections owned by members of the public in our ‘Collect-o-Mania’ exhibition The exhibition offers a variety of intriguing objects and interests for visitors to see. Amongst the collections are novelty teapots, model airplanes, vintage home computers, cine cameras and Polly Pockets – with such an eclectic array of objects there is something for everyone to enjoy…. Read more »

Collect-o-Mania Exhibition inspires young collector

  Daventry Museum’s new exhibition that showcases individual collections owned by members of the public has inspired Mia Fox (aged 6) to display her very own collection of ‘Tsum Tsum’s’.   Mia’s collection of stuffed toys consists of 2 large characters and approximately 30 mini characters, all of which are based on Disney films. The collection started about 18 months ago after receiving… Read more »