The BBC arrived in Daventry on 27th July 1925 and Daventry Museum will be commemorating 90 years since the BBC arrived at Borough Hill, in a new, exciting exhibition of images and artefacts. In addition, Northampton Amateur Radio Club will be in the Museum ‘Calling the World’ on their radio equipment. Come and see us for the opening on Saturday 2nd May 2015.
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Today at the museum was the unveiling of the wonderful work of art “Poppy Fields” which was made by local Nursery children using their handprints to represent poppies. The artwork is part of a Community Street Art Project marking the WWI Centenary and Remembrance Day. Come down to the museum and take a look at these fantastic poppies!
Did you miss Mr Bert Manton when he visited us on the 7th of February? Good news! He will be back on Saturday 7th March demonstrating his traditional rural crafts. Come and visit between 10 am and 4 pm.
Our lovely Museum Volunteers re-enacted the first ever radar experiment which took place in Daventry 80 years ago today!
Come and join us this Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm. As part of our Rural Daventry exhibition we will be joined by Mr Bert Manton – former popular teacher of Rural Studies at Danetre School (now DSLV). Mr Manton is an expert on rural crafts and will be demonstrating some for us. There’ll also be an opportunity to have a… Read more »
New – explore our Interactive Charter Find out all about the charters the Museum has here
We are very lucky to have been given an original gas lamp post which used to be situated at Daventry Railway Station. The station, originally built in 1888 as an extension from Weedon Bec to Leamington Spa, was demolished in 1963 but in 1969 Mr Norman Scrimshaw from Woodford Halse acquired the lamp post. He paid £10 for it and put it in… Read more »
Very proud to announce that our Wall of Faces won ‘Highly Commended’ at the awards ceremony on July 10th! Here is our certificate in pride of place in the lobby. Come and visit and take a look at this fabulous piece of work by the young people of Daventry.
Daventry Museum is now transformed into a wonderful place to visit, learn and handle artefacts from Daventry’s past. Our museum focuses on the social history in our town, with many thought provoking exhibits. Please call in…….you will receive a warm welcome.
We are excited to announce that the new Museum will be reopening on Saturday 14th September from 11.00. We hope you come along to see for yourself. With everything on show from a man trap to the BBC transmitter that helped put our town in the world’s consciousness. You may even see someone you know in the Daventry wall of faces. The Museum… Read more »