Posts Categorized: News

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 »

New Exhibition & Saturday Opening – 5th September 2015

Memories of World War 2 Come and join us for the opening of our new exhibition on 5th September which commemorates the end of World War 2. On display we will have artefacts that evoke memories from the period including household objects such as glass jelly bowls and brawn presses, as well as artefacts illustrating The Home Guard and the Women’s Land Army…. Read more »

Artefacts on Loan from Sywell Aviation Museum

For a short time only, we have on display the excavated artefacts of the B-17 Flying Fortress that hit the Air Ministry Gee Mast on Borough Hill on 15th December 1944. Nine American Airmen of the 305th Bomb Group lost their lives that day after returning from a bombing mission over Kassel Germany. There is a new memorial to the American Airmen on… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 1st August

Come and join us at our Saturday opening between 10am and 4pm and discover more about Daventry! Did you know the BBC Long Wave transmitting station, known as the 5XX, opened in Daventry on this day, 27th July in 1925? The station on Borough Hill enabled the majority of the population to listen to BBC Radio. Find out more in our commemorative exhibition “Daventry Calling –… Read more »

Saturday 4th July Opening

Come and join us at our Saturday opening between 10am and 4pm and discover more about Daventry! Did you know the BBC first came to Daventry in 1925? Find out more in our commemorative exhibition “Daventry Calling – 90 Year On”, where you will be able to learn interesting facts about the development and importance of the Radio in Daventry.

New Acquisition!

We are pleased to announce that Daventry Museum has acquired this beautiful Piano, once belonging to the famous organist Reginald Foort of Daventry. Underneath the plaque is an inscription that reads, “Made in Saxony for Reginald Foort Daventry”. The piano has been kindly donated to the Museum by Mr Charles Titley, Foort’s Great Nephew. We will be holding an official unveiling event soon… Read more »

Daventry Country Park Fete

Daventry Museum had a fun day out at the Country Park Fete on Saturday 6th June where you could dress up like the Mayor and guess what curious items we had on display…..    

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.