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Heritage Open Days 2017

Celebrate Heritage Open Days with Daventry Museum and do something new from Thursday 7th September – Sunday 10th September 2017. Daventry Museum – Daventry Through the Ages      3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT Times: Thursday 7th Sept: 09:30 – 13:30 Friday 8th Sept: 09:30 – 13:30 Saturday 9th Sept: 10:00 – 14:00 The museum will be celebrating Heritage Open Days with the new… Read more »

New exhibition! Daventry Through the Ages opens on Saturday 2nd September 2017

Daventry Through the Ages opens on Saturday 2nd September from 10am to 4pm.  This new exhibition shows the development of Daventry and significant points in time that have contributed to the town’s heritage. Inspired by many of our visitors’ enquiries about a timeline of the history of Daventry, this exhibition highlights major periods of Daventry’s history from Jurassic up to the 21st Century…. Read more »

Saturday Opening – 5th August 2017

Come and explore our Transport exhibition this Saturday from 10am to 4pm! Have you ever seen a bus destination blind before? You may have seen one before but perhaps not fully rolled out like this Northamptonshire Bus Blind we have on display.  A bus blind was a roll of flexible material with pre-printed route names which would be turned by the bus driver depending… Read more »

Success for the Museum

Daventry Museum is delighted to announce that at the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards held on 20th July at Sulgrave Manor, the museum won the “Museum Event of the Year” for its Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme in July 2016.  The museum also received a highly commended award in the “Best Exhibition” category for the Law and Order exhibition held earlier… Read more »

Canterville Ghost Performance – 26th October 2017

During half term on Thursday 26th October at 5pm Daventry Museum will be hosting a free performance of the Canterville Ghost by Don’t Go Into the Cellar! Theatre Company. Taking place during ‘Museums At Night’, this show is sure to get you in the mood for Halloween. “Be prepared for chills and chuckles with this original stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale! … Read more »

Saturday Opening – 1st July 2017

Lots to see and do at the museum this Saturday from 10am to 4pm as part of Daventry Arts Festival…and it’s all free of charge! All aboard for our Transport exhibition where you can learn about the history of Daventry’s Train Station through a new model built by Daventry Model Railway Club. Be inspired by local artwork on display by Alison Drane and the Daventry… Read more »

Daventry Museum Needs Your Vote

Daventry Museum is delighted to announce that the museum has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award at the prestigious Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards 2017. To support your town museum and give our volunteers the recognition they deserve for all their hard work this year, make sure you register your vote by 2nd July. Voting forms are available at the museum or you… Read more »

Treasure 20 – Celebrating 20 years of the Treasure Act

To mark the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the Treasure Act in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on 24th September 1996, the British Museum are celebrating a season of treasure and Daventry Museum are participating in ‘Treasure 20’ highlighting treasure finds on display in museums across the country.     This Medieval gold annular brooch found at Ashby St Ledgers in 2009. Inscription… Read more »

Volunteer Recruitment Day – Saturday 3rd June

From 1st to 7th June it is National Volunteers’ Week and we would like to invite you to our Volunteer Recruitment Day at the museum on Saturday 3rd June from 10am to 4pm! You’ll be able to explore the museum and our new Transport exhibition, meet our lovely volunteers and discover what opportunities we have to offer. Look forward to seeing you there!

Transport exhibition arriving at Daventry Museum on Saturday 6th May 2017

All aboard for Daventry Museum’s Transport exhibition opening on Saturday 6th May from 10am to 4pm.  No need for a ticket as entrance is free! Inspired by the Town’s involvement in the transport industry this new exhibition features various forms of transport, some of which were made in Daventry. This year is the 35th Anniversary of the manufacture of Hesketh Motorcycles in Daventry… Read more »