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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 »

World War One Centenary Exhibition comes to an end

This Saturday 1st December Daventry Museum will be open with the for its last Saturday opening of the World War One Centenary Exhibition from 10am to 4pm. During the morning visitors will be entertained with wartime songs from the era, played on the museum piano and accompanied by a ukulele and beautiful singing. Visitors are welcome to listen and join in singing along… Read more »

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 »