Posts Categorized: News

“Stuff and Nonsense” – Easter holiday fun at Daventry Museum

Don’t Go into the Cellar Theatre Company return to Daventry Museum with an interactive performance of Edward Lear’s Stuff and Nonsense on Thursday 11th April at 2pm.Enjoy an audience with Mr Edward Lear, King of the Nonsense Rhyme and Loopy Limerick! Allow him to entertain you with tall tales concerning his life and times, the people, flora and fauna he encountered along the… Read more »

Daventry Museum goes back in time to the Victorian era

Daventry Museum launches its 2019 exhibition schedule with a brand new display, Victorian Daventry – A Period of Change which opens on Saturday 12th January from 10am to 4pm. The exhibition covers much of Queen Victoria’s reign which saw the implementation of several Parliamentary Acts which reformed society and paved the way for modern Daventry. Exhibits portray what it would have been like… Read more »

Christmas and New Year Opening times

The museum is now closed for the Christmas period and will re-open in the New Year on Saturday 12th January 2019 from 10am to 4pm with a brand new exhibition, Victorian Daventry – A Period of Change. We look forward to welcoming you to the museum in 2019!

Farewell 2018…Welcome 2019!

The museum and its volunteers have had a busy and exciting year with 4 exhibitions compared to the typical 3 exhibitions per year. We started off 2018 with a Sport & Leisure exhibition in the January, which explored Daventry’s sports and hobbies of the past and present; from football to fishing; skating to swimming; and gardening to golf. Highlights from the exhibition include… Read more »

World War One Centenary Exhibition comes to an end

This Saturday 1st December Daventry Museum will be open with the for its last Saturday opening of the World War One Centenary Exhibition from 10am to 4pm. During the morning visitors will be entertained with wartime songs from the era, played on the museum piano and accompanied by a ukulele and beautiful singing. Visitors are welcome to listen and join in singing along… Read more »

Mayor of Iganga meets Mayor of Daventry at Museum

On Thursday 25th October Cllr Lynn Jones, Mayor of Daventry met with Cllr David Balaba, Mayor of Iganga Municipal Council, Uganda, in the Town Council Chamber and Daventry Museum. Cllr Balaba is currently in the UK, having attended the Global Parliament of Mayors conference in Bristol and is visiting friends and members of Daventry and District Friends of Iganga. In 2016 Cllr Balaba… Read more »

114 Empty Chairs – We will remember them

At 10am this Saturday 3rd November Daventry Museum will be opening the Empty Chair display, a community project which remembers all the 114 Daventry Soldiers who fought and died during World War One. Daventry Museum invited local schools and community groups to make and decorate 114 small, model chairs, each one representing one of the 114 Daventry soldiers who died. Over 30 local… Read more »

Half-term Halloween fun

On the evening of 25th October Daventry Museum hosted a free performance of Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts, as part of the National ‘Museums at Night’ event and half-term activities. The one-woman show, set in the Edwardian era, told the story of how Agent Alice Quartermain defied the odds and helped save the world from being taken over by time travelling dinosaurs! The audience… Read more »

Northamptonshire Civic Dignitaries visit WWI exhibition

On Saturday 6th October Daventry Museum welcomed Civic Dignitaries from across Northamptonshire to the museum’s World War One Centenary Exhibition. The Mayor of Daventry, Cllr Lynn Jones and her Deputy Mayor, Cllr Mike Arnold, hosted the councillors and gave them a tour of the poignant exhibits reflecting on the 114 Daventry Soldiers who fell during the First World War. Cllr Lynn Jones said,… Read more »

Remembering the Fallen – 100 years on

On Saturday 6th October Daventry Museum is open from 10am to 4pm and marking the 100 years since the end of the First World War, with a commemorative exhibition reflecting on the end of World War One and its impact on a post-war Daventry. Exhibits include photos of Daventry soldiers who lost their lives, together with a map of Daventry highlighting where these soldiers… Read more »