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Festive period closure 8 Dec ’19 -11 Jan ’20 : Exhibition change-over

The museum will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 7th December, reopening at 10am on Saturday 11th January 2020. This closure is necessary for us to change over our exhibitions. The first exhibition of 2020 is our 475 year commemoration of the Battle of Naseby, in collaboration with the Naseby Battlefield Trust. We’ll keep you posted on our What’s On and social media… Read more »

First Exhibition of 2020 – Commemorating the Battle of Naseby: 375 years.

Commemorating the Battle of Naseby: 375 years. Daventry’s place in the Conflict In collaboration with the Naseby Battlefield Project, this exhibition will include articles from private lenders along with loans from several local museums. On the museum’s Saturday open days visitors can enjoy a few surprises from local reenactors, sounds and sights of the battle and perhaps even a book signing. Please note… Read more »

Roman treasure purchased through museum donations

Daventry Museum are excited to announce that through donations made by members of the public, Daventry Museum has purchased treasure! This Roman pendant and chain was found in the Byfield area and as the closest accredited museum Daventry Museum was able to purchase the treasure through the Treasure Process. The treasure will go on display in the coming weeks so keep your eyes… Read more »

New exhibition to commemorate 80 years since the start of WW2 – Opens 7th September

World War Two – The People’s War World War Two – The People’s War portrays the effect of the war on the local community through exhibits and the memories of Daventry’s residents. Exhibits include articles from the Home Front such as a Women’s Land Army uniform and a Northamptonshire Fire Service uniform.  There are also items representing those on the frontline, including a… Read more »

Victoria Fairy Tales Theatre Performance 2020

Victorian Fairy Tales More details to follow Thursday 16th April 2020 at 2pm –3pm Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT Don’t Go into the Cellar return to the museum with interactive theatre for all the family to enjoy! Booking required: Please call 01327 301246 or email museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk to reserve your free place.  Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!… 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 »