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Volunteers’ Week Celebrations

Last week was National Volunteer’s Week from 1st to 7th June. Daventry Museum celebrated on Thursday 4th June and thanked our Volunteers by having an Awards Ceremony and Afternoon Tea Party! Certificates were presented by Daventry’s Mayor, Wendy Randall, followed by lovely afternoon sipping tea and tasting cakes.      

Daventry Calling

We had a wonderful opening to our new exhibition “Daventry Calling – 90 Years On” with lots of visitors in the museum, intrigued by the fascinating radio artefacts and photos on display, including a plethora of histories and stories about the BBC in Daventry. “Daventry Calling – 90 Years On” also featured in BBC Radio Northampton’s Treasure Quest! Thanks go to our dedicated museum… Read more »

Daventry Calling – 90 Years On

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.  

Poppy Fields

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!

Saturday opening – 7th March

  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.  

Saturday 7th February Opening

  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 »

Interactive Charter

New – explore our Interactive Charter Find out all about the charters the Museum has here

Daventry Railway Station Lamp Post

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 »

Northamptonshire Museums and Historic Houses Heritage Awards

        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.