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Daventry Museum Needs Your Vote

Daventry Museum is delighted to announce that the museum has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award at the prestigious Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards 2017. To support your town museum and give our volunteers the recognition they deserve for all their hard work this year, make sure you register your vote by 2nd July. Voting forms are available at the museum or you… Read more »

Treasure 20 – Celebrating 20 years of the Treasure Act

To mark the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the Treasure Act in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on 24th September 1996, the British Museum are celebrating a season of treasure and Daventry Museum are participating in ‘Treasure 20’ highlighting treasure finds on display in museums across the country.     This Medieval gold annular brooch found at Ashby St Ledgers in 2009. Inscription… Read more »

Volunteer Recruitment Day – Saturday 3rd June

From 1st to 7th June it is National Volunteers’ Week and we would like to invite you to our Volunteer Recruitment Day at the museum on Saturday 3rd June from 10am to 4pm! You’ll be able to explore the museum and our new Transport exhibition, meet our lovely volunteers and discover what opportunities we have to offer. Look forward to seeing you there!

Transport exhibition arriving at Daventry Museum on Saturday 6th May 2017

All aboard for Daventry Museum’s Transport exhibition opening on Saturday 6th May from 10am to 4pm.  No need for a ticket as entrance is free! Inspired by the Town’s involvement in the transport industry this new exhibition features various forms of transport, some of which were made in Daventry. This year is the 35th Anniversary of the manufacture of Hesketh Motorcycles in Daventry… Read more »

‘Penny Dreadful! Or, Mrs Lovett’s Revenge!’ Performance at Daventry Museum during Easter

During the Easter Break on Wednesday 12th April at 2pm Daventry Museum will be hosting a free performance of ‘Penny Dreadful! Or Mrs Lovett’s Revenge!’ by Don’t Go Into the Cellar! Theatre Company. “There are chills and chuckles in abundance with this original one-woman show featuring Sweeney Todd’s partner in crime, Mrs Lovett! Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from… Read more »

Historic Police Motorcycles at Daventry Museum – Saturday 1st April

The Historic Police Motorcycle Group (HPMG) will be showcasing vintage motorcycles at Daventry Museum on the last Saturday opening of the gruesome ‘Law and Order’ exhibition on 1st April from 10am to 4pm. HPMG attend events across the UK and in Europe displaying ex-police motorcycles. The group are sometimes even asked to locate specific motorbikes or advise on them for TV and film… Read more »

Free Science event returns to Daventry Museum

On Saturday 11th March between 10am and 4pm Daventry Museum will be holding a free science event coinciding with British Science Week (Friday 10th to Sunday 19th March). Visitors will be able to discover Daventry’s past whilst also learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and follow Einstein around the museum to take part in fun activities and experiments on the theme… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 4th February 2017

The museum’s gruesome new Law & Order exhibition tells the story of how order was kept and of past crime and punishment in Daventry and the surrounding area.  Visitors will be able to learn about Policing in Daventry and discover the murky past of Northamptonshire’s criminals such as the Culworth Gang.  Exhibits feature fascinating artefacts including a Police Motorbike, handcuffs and truncheons, a cell door and a pillory – a humiliating… Read more »

Mayor brings order to new exhibition – Opens Saturday 14th January

Inspired by its collection of Civic Regalia, Daventry Museum’s new exhibition, ‘Law and Order’ tells the story of how order was kept, and looks at the different types of punishments imposed on criminals in Northamptonshire from the early 1800s onwards. Imagine a time when stocks and pillories were used to punish and humiliate people who committed minor offences, including drunkenness, gambling, and even… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 3rd December 2016

Joining us for our last Saturday opening of the year on 3rd December will be Portable Museum with hands on archaeology and artefacts for all ages to enjoy! For the younger ones we have object hunts, quizzes and some Christmas themed colouring in, why not make your own Christmas card? Our Collect-o-Mania exhibition will soon be coming to an end so make sure… Read more »