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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 »

Saturday Opening – 5th December 2015

Join us this Saturday for your last chance to share Memories of World War Two with Roger Money, Gerry Thompson and the gang. New recruits for the day include a Land Army Girl dressed in uniform and a banjo player performing alongside the Museum’s piano…so why not get in to the festive spirit and join in the fun from 10am to 4pm.

Daventry Businesses Exhibition 2016 – Call for memorabilia

From January 2016 until the end of April 2016, Daventry Museum will be holding and exhibition on “Daventry Businesses – Past and Present” which will feature major companies that located to Daventry such as British Timken, Stead & Simpson and existing businesses such as Cummins and Ford Motor Company. The displays will show how Daventry’s businesses, large and small, including butchers, bakers, grocers,… Read more »

Wartime Memories

Despite the rainy weather, Daventry Museum had a fantastic turnout on Saturday for its “Memories of World War Two” exhibition which, coincided with Remembrance Day on Sunday. The Museum, adorned with poppies, was a platform for visitors to reflect and share memories whilst absorbing the contemplative exhibits and talking to exhibitors about their collections. On Saturday Gerry Thompson exhibited his prolific research on… Read more »

New Display celebrating 30 years of Twinning with Westerburg

Last week Daventry Town Council and Daventry Twinning Association celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Twinning partnership ‘Building a bridge of International Understanding’ between Daventry and Westerburg in Germany. The relationship between the two towns started in 1983 when three delegates from Daventry visited Westerburg and held discussions with the Burgermeister (Mayor of Westerburg). The partnership was made official when the Charter was… Read more »

Museum open to commemorate Remembrance Day – Saturday 7th November

Join us this Remembrance Weekend at Daventry Museum to remember those who lost their lives during the two World Wars and other conflicts. Our commemorative exhibition, “Memories of World War Two” marks the 70 years since VE Day in May this year. The Museum’s thought provoking displays will be enhanced on this special Saturday opening through wartime songs played on the museum’s piano… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 3rd October

It’s that time again and we’re excited for our second Saturday opening of our fantastic, new exhibition, Memories of World War 2! We are pleased to have special guests Gerry Thompson here again, with his prolific research in to the history of local military men who lost their lives during the Second World War. Gerry is also happy to give help and advice… Read more »

Memories of World War 2

On Saturday 5th September Daventry Museum had a fantastic turnout of over 60 people visiting the new exhibition ‘Memories of World War 2’. Visitors enjoyed the new displays and were delighted to view demonstrations, from Roger Money, on his collection of military guns and the opportunity to talk to Gerry Thompson who continues to carry out research in to the history of local… Read more »