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Mayor of Iganga meets Mayor of Daventry at Museum

On Thursday 25th October Cllr Lynn Jones, Mayor of Daventry met with Cllr David Balaba, Mayor of Iganga Municipal Council, Uganda, in the Town Council Chamber and Daventry Museum. Cllr Balaba is currently in the UK, having attended the Global Parliament of Mayors conference in Bristol and is visiting friends and members of Daventry and District Friends of Iganga. In 2016 Cllr Balaba… Read more »

114 Empty Chairs – We will remember them

At 10am this Saturday 3rd November Daventry Museum will be opening the Empty Chair display, a community project which remembers all the 114 Daventry Soldiers who fought and died during World War One. Daventry Museum invited local schools and community groups to make and decorate 114 small, model chairs, each one representing one of the 114 Daventry soldiers who died. Over 30 local… Read more »

Half-term Halloween fun

On the evening of 25th October Daventry Museum hosted a free performance of Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts, as part of the National ‘Museums at Night’ event and half-term activities. The one-woman show, set in the Edwardian era, told the story of how Agent Alice Quartermain defied the odds and helped save the world from being taken over by time travelling dinosaurs! The audience… Read more »

Northamptonshire Civic Dignitaries visit WWI exhibition

On Saturday 6th October Daventry Museum welcomed Civic Dignitaries from across Northamptonshire to the museum’s World War One Centenary Exhibition. The Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Lynn Jones and her Deputy Mayor, Cllr Mike Arnold, hosted the councillors and gave them a tour of the poignant exhibits reflecting on the 114 Daventry Soldiers who fell during the First World War. Cllr Lynn Jones said,… Read more »

Remembering the Fallen – 100 years on

On Saturday 6th October Daventry Museum is open from 10am to 4pm and marking the 100 years since the end of the First World War, with a commemorative exhibition reflecting on the end of World War One and its impact on a post-war Daventry. Exhibits include photos of Daventry soldiers who lost their lives, together with a map of Daventry highlighting where these soldiers… Read more »

Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts

*******SHOW NOW FULLY BOOKED******* 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,… 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 »