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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!

British Science Week at Daventry Museum – Saturday 12th March

Come and learn about science, technology, engineering and maths at Daventry Museum on Saturday 12th March between 10am and 4pm.  The museum will be celebrating British Science Week by putting on a series of family friendly and hands on activities within the museum including, a radar experiment, optical illusions, Morse code, magnification through a microscope, exploring minerals and rocks amongst other fascinating scientific investigations. The Daventry… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 6th February 2016

Daventry Businesses Past and Present Exhibition – Saturday opening 6th February 2016 Discover more about Daventry’s past and present business community at Daventry Museum from 10am to 4pm this Saturday. Exhibits feature major companies that located to Daventry such as British Timken, Stead & Simpson and existing businesses such as Cummins and demonstrate how Daventry’s businesses, large and small, including butchers, hardware stores,… Read more »

New Exhibition & Saturday Opening

Daventry Museum opens this Saturday 9th January 2016 with a brand new exhibition, “Daventry Businesses – Past and Present”.  The new exhibits will feature major companies that located to Daventry such as British Timken and existing businesses such as Cummins. The displays will show how Daventry’s businesses, large and small, including butchers, grocers, hardware stores and pubs, have changed the face of Daventry over… Read more »

Merry Christmas

Daventry Museum will be closed after Friday 18th December 2015 until Saturday 9th January 2016, when we will open with a new exhibition on Daventry Businesses Past and Present. We would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…see you in 2016 for the opening of our new exhibition!

Another Success for Daventry Museum

Following the success of the World War Two exhibition the Museum has been awarded full Accreditation for its work by the Arts Council England.  Rod Viveash the curator of the museum says “We had 60 visitors last weekend which underlines how popular the museum is and one of the reasons why we received the accreditation. It is also a reward for all the… Read more »

Last Saturday opening of Memories of World War 2

Once again, despite the awful weather at the weekend, members of the public braved the high winds and visited Daventry Museum to see Roger Money and Gerry Thompson for the last Saturday opening of Memories of World War Two. Joining the team on Saturday was Women’s Land Army enthusiast Helen Frost, pictured here in original Land Girl trousers and reproduction uniform. Helen spoke… Read more »