Posts Categorized: News

Battle of the Somme Centenary Anniversary – Saturday 2nd July

The museum will be putting on a commemorative display to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 2nd July.  Joining us in the museum will be Roger Money with his collection of wartime memorabilia, including silk postcards, and Gerry Thompson will be here with his research in to the lives of the 14 Daventry Soldiers who died in the Battle… Read more »

Fun object handling sessions for the community

The 4th Daventry Crusaders Cub Scout Pack visited the museum on 19th May for an object handling session on Borough Hill, BBC artefacts, and to learn about Daventry’s past through the museum displays and activities. If you are a school or community group interested in visiting the museum then please get in touch via the contact details below so that we can plan your… Read more »

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 2016. 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 26th June.  Voting forms are available at the museum or you… Read more »

Volunteers’ Outing to Towcester

It’s Volunteer’s Week and to say thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers for all their hard work this year, we took them on a trip to Towcester! We had a fascinating time learning about Towcester’s 5, 000 year history at Towcester Museum and Visitor Centre…Some even dressed up for the occasion… Before lunch we headed to Saint Lawrence Church and saw the Tomb… Read more »

Free & Fun Half Term Activities

Looking for free activities to do during half term? Don’t panic, Daventry Museum has come to the rescue! We have a new museum quiz featuring some of the artefacts from our new exhibition, Daventry in 100 Objects, as well as activity sheets on telling the time which links to our exhibit on the Old Moot Hall Clock. We also have JP Humbert Auctioneers… Read more »

Museum Volunteer Recruitment Day – Saturday 4th June

Are you interested in Volunteering at Daventry Museum?  As part of Volunteers Week celebrations we are holding a Museum Volunteer Recruitment Day on Saturday 4th June where you will be able to discover more about the exciting opportunities we have to offer. Meet our friendly volunteers who will be happy to talk about their role at the museum and why they volunteer. There will be new… Read more »

New Exhibition & Museum Closure

Brand new exhibition “Daventry in 100 Objects” opens on Saturday 7th May! Exciting new displays will feature many items from the museum stores that have rarely been seen before, amongst other objects that represent a piece of Daventry’s rich history. Daventry Businesses Past & Present will be on display until Friday 29th April. The museum will then be closed until Saturday 7th May… Read more »

Last Saturday Opening showing Daventry Businesses Past & Present

Join us on Saturday 2nd April from 10am to 4pm for the last Saturday opening of Daventry Businesses Past & Present. On display we have a Ford demonstration engine loaned to the museum by Ford Motor Company.  Ford opened up a large national spare parts distribution warehouse on the Royal Oak Industrial Estate in 1968 and still employs over 500 people today.  Taking a year to… Read more »

Feature object for British Science Week

The Adding Machine   Was invented by Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician, physicist and philosopher. He invented and built the first adding machine in 1642 at the age of 18. The adding machine was originally designed to aid in performing complex tax calculations. (He got bored doing it himself). The adding machine is also known as, you guessed it, a calculator. The adding… Read more »

March 2016 Opening Times

Visitors will still be able to see the museum’s current exhibition, Daventry Businesses Past & Present, whilst British Science Week is celebrated at the museum. So make sure you visit on Saturday 12th March, there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy!