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Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts

During half term on Thursday 25th October at 5pm Daventry Museum will be hosting a free performance of Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts 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. In this original theatrical show for children and young families, we invite you to… Read more »

Daventry Museum launches its World War One Centenary Exhibition

On Saturday 1st September the Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Lynn Jones opened the World War One Centenary Exhibition at Daventry Museum. Cllr Lynn Jones said, “The exhibition is excellent and a fitting tribute to all the Daventry Soldiers who lost their lives during World War One”. At the launch of the event wartime songs were played on the museum piano and visitors reminisced… Read more »

World War One Centenary Commemorations

World War One Centenary Exhibition – Opens Saturday 1st September To mark the 100 years since the end of the First World War, Daventry Museum is holding a commemorative exhibition reflecting on the end of World War One and its impact on a post-war Daventry. On the Saturday open days visitors will be able to see special exhibits, and on the Saturday open… Read more »

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 »