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The Somme Remembered at Daventry Museum

On Saturday 2nd July Daventry Museum held a special, commemorative event marking the Centenary Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The day began with the Mayor, Cllr Glenda Simmonds, leading the Act of Remembrance, followed by a recital of poems, reflecting on the lives and sacrifices made by brave men and women in one of the bloodiest battles in British military history…. Read more »

Capability Brown Textile Exhibition

During Daventry Arts Festival (Saturday 18th June to Sunday 26th June), the museum was lucky enough to have the East Midlands Region Embroiderers’ Guild display their wonderful textile exhibition, inspired by Capability Brown and marking the 300th anniversary of his birth.   Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was a designer who changed the national landscape and created a style which has shaped people’s picture of the quintessential… Read more »

Battle of the Somme Centenary Anniversary – Saturday 2nd July

The museum will be putting on a commemorative display to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 2nd July.  Joining us in the museum will be Roger Money with his collection of wartime memorabilia, including silk postcards, and Gerry Thompson will be here with his research in to the lives of the 14 Daventry Soldiers who died in the Battle… Read more »

Fun object handling sessions for the community

The 4th Daventry Crusaders Cub Scout Pack visited the museum on 19th May for an object handling session on Borough Hill, BBC artefacts, and to learn about Daventry’s past through the museum displays and activities. If you are a school or community group interested in visiting the museum then please get in touch via the contact details below so that we can plan your… Read more »

Daventry Museum Needs Your Vote

Daventry Museum is delighted to announce that the museum has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award at the prestigious Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards 2016. To support your town museum and give our volunteers the recognition they deserve for all their hard work this year, make sure you register your vote by 26th June.  Voting forms are available at the museum or you… Read more »

Volunteers’ Outing to Towcester

It’s Volunteer’s Week and to say thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers for all their hard work this year, we took them on a trip to Towcester! We had a fascinating time learning about Towcester’s 5, 000 year history at Towcester Museum and Visitor Centre…Some even dressed up for the occasion… Before lunch we headed to Saint Lawrence Church and saw the Tomb… Read more »

Free & Fun Half Term Activities

Looking for free activities to do during half term? Don’t panic, Daventry Museum has come to the rescue! We have a new museum quiz featuring some of the artefacts from our new exhibition, Daventry in 100 Objects, as well as activity sheets on telling the time which links to our exhibit on the Old Moot Hall Clock. We also have JP Humbert Auctioneers… Read more »

Museum Volunteer Recruitment Day – Saturday 4th June

Are you interested in Volunteering at Daventry Museum?  As part of Volunteers Week celebrations we are holding a Museum Volunteer Recruitment Day on Saturday 4th June where you will be able to discover more about the exciting opportunities we have to offer. Meet our friendly volunteers who will be happy to talk about their role at the museum and why they volunteer. There will be new… Read more »

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 »