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Daventry Museum crowned Heritage Organisation of the Year

(Left to right: Daventry Mayor Cllr Mike Arnold, Museum Volunteer Rita Harding, Volunteer Museum Curator Rod Viveash, Development & Liaison Officer Sophie Good, Chairman of Daventry District Council Cllr David Smith, and Chris Heaton-Harris MP for Daventry) Daventry Town Council is delighted to announce that Daventry Museum won Heritage Organisation of the Year at the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards 2019. The awards evening… 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 »

Discoveries from Daventry and Beyond

Piece together the past in a brand new archaeology exhibition at Daventry Museum, opening Saturday 4th May. Discoveries from Daventry and Beyond unearths the bygone age in new displays featuring local treasures including Roman coins and a medieval jewellery. Daventry’s early history is seen at Borough Hill; the site has the remains of the Stone Age, followed by Bronze Age barrows and later… Read more »

Successful science event at Daventry Museum

On Saturday 9th March Daventry Museum held its 4th annual science event, coinciding with British Science Week, (BSW), a national event celebrating the best of British science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This free event is proving more popular with this year attracting over 260 visitors, compared to 150 odd visitors last year. Visitors took part in the museum’s ‘A Journey into Science’… Read more »

Free Science Event at Daventry Museum

Free, award-winning science event returns to Daventry Museum, coinciding with British Science Week from 8 – 17th March 2019.This year’s theme is based on ‘journeys’ and visitors will be able to take part in fun activities and hands-on experiments relating to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).As with previous science events held at the museum, young visitors will be encouraged to complete an… Read more »

Victorian Daventry – Open Saturday 2nd February

Daventry Museum is open this Saturday 2nd February from 10am to 4pm with its brand new exhibition Victorian Daventry – A Period of Change.The exhibition covers much of Queen Victoria’s reign which saw the implementation of several Parliamentary Acts which reformed society and paved the way for modern Daventry. Exhibits portray what it would have been like to live during the Victorian era,… Read more »

“Stuff and Nonsense” – Easter holiday fun at Daventry Museum

Don’t Go into the Cellar Theatre Company return to Daventry Museum with an interactive performance of Edward Lear’s Stuff and Nonsense on Thursday 11th April at 2pm.Enjoy an audience with Mr Edward Lear, King of the Nonsense Rhyme and Loopy Limerick! Allow him to entertain you with tall tales concerning his life and times, the people, flora and fauna he encountered along the… Read more »

Daventry Museum goes back in time to the Victorian era

Daventry Museum launches its 2019 exhibition schedule with a brand new display, Victorian Daventry – A Period of Change which opens on Saturday 12th January from 10am to 4pm. The exhibition covers much of Queen Victoria’s reign which saw the implementation of several Parliamentary Acts which reformed society and paved the way for modern Daventry. Exhibits portray what it would have been like… Read more »

Christmas and New Year Opening times

The museum is now closed for the Christmas period and will re-open in the New Year on Saturday 12th January 2019 from 10am to 4pm with a brand new exhibition, Victorian Daventry – A Period of Change. We look forward to welcoming you to the museum in 2019!

Farewell 2018…Welcome 2019!

The museum and its volunteers have had a busy and exciting year with 4 exhibitions compared to the typical 3 exhibitions per year. We started off 2018 with a Sport & Leisure exhibition in the January, which explored Daventry’s sports and hobbies of the past and present; from football to fishing; skating to swimming; and gardening to golf. Highlights from the exhibition include… Read more »