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Sport & Leisure exhibition – opens January 2018

From 13th January to 27th April 2018 Daventry Museum will be holding a Sport and Leisure exhibition. The new displays will explore Daventry’s sports and hobbies of the past and present; from football to fishing; skating to swimming; and gardening to golf; there will be something for everyone. Alongside the museum’s own collection of sports and leisure items, we are seeking objects, archives… Read more »

Free science event returns to Daventry Museum

On Saturday 10th March 2018 between 10am and 4pm Daventry Museum will be holding a free science event coinciding with British Science Week (Friday 9th to Sunday 18th March 2018). Visitors will be able to discover Daventry’s past whilst also learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and take part in fun activities and experiments. The theme for next year’s British Science… Read more »

“The Mayor had a scare” – Spooky Events at Daventry Museum

Daventry Museum hosted a ‘spooktacular’ performance of the Canterville Ghost, as part of the National ‘Museums at Night’ event and their half term activity programme. The one-man show, incorporated plenty of character changes, to tell the ghostly story of the Canterville Ghost. A dramatic tale, expertly acted providing chills and chuckles, heightened by the audience joining in and making eerie sounds and spine-chilling… Read more »

Daventry Charity Christmas Gifts on sale at Daventry Museum

Daventry Town Council were delighted to receive a special delivery from Sheaf Street Health Store of unique Daventry Christmas gifts which are now on sale at Daventry Museum. Sheaf Street Health Store have produced calendars, notebooks and Christmas cards with help from from local photographers and Facebook group, ‘Thank you Daventry for the Memories’. Due to the generous sponsorship from the store, every… Read more »

Heritage Open Days 2017

Celebrate Heritage Open Days with Daventry Museum and do something new from Thursday 7th September – Sunday 10th September 2017. Daventry Museum – Daventry Through the Ages      3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT Times: Thursday 7th Sept: 09:30 – 13:30 Friday 8th Sept: 09:30 – 13:30 Saturday 9th Sept: 10:00 – 14:00 The museum will be celebrating Heritage Open Days with the new… Read more »

New exhibition! Daventry Through the Ages opens on Saturday 2nd September 2017

Daventry Through the Ages opens on Saturday 2nd September from 10am to 4pm.  This new exhibition shows the development of Daventry and significant points in time that have contributed to the town’s heritage. Inspired by many of our visitors’ enquiries about a timeline of the history of Daventry, this exhibition highlights major periods of Daventry’s history from Jurassic up to the 21st Century…. Read more »

Saturday Opening – 5th August 2017

Come and explore our Transport exhibition this Saturday from 10am to 4pm! Have you ever seen a bus destination blind before? You may have seen one before but perhaps not fully rolled out like this Northamptonshire Bus Blind we have on display.  A bus blind was a roll of flexible material with pre-printed route names which would be turned by the bus driver depending… Read more »

Success for the Museum

Daventry Museum is delighted to announce that at the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards held on 20th July at Sulgrave Manor, the museum won the “Museum Event of the Year” for its Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme in July 2016.  The museum also received a highly commended award in the “Best Exhibition” category for the Law and Order exhibition held earlier… Read more »

Canterville Ghost Performance – 26th October 2017

SHOW NOW FULLY BOOKED. During half term on Thursday 26th October at 5pm Daventry Museum will be hosting a free performance of the Canterville Ghost by Don’t Go Into the Cellar! Theatre Company. Taking place during ‘Museums At Night’, this show is sure to get you in the mood for Halloween. “Be prepared for chills and chuckles with this original stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s… Read more »

Saturday Opening – 1st July 2017

Lots to see and do at the museum this Saturday from 10am to 4pm as part of Daventry Arts Festival…and it’s all free of charge! All aboard for our Transport exhibition where you can learn about the history of Daventry’s Train Station through a new model built by Daventry Model Railway Club. Be inspired by local artwork on display by Alison Drane and the Daventry… Read more »