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Saturday opening – 7th March

  Did you miss Mr Bert Manton when he visited us on the 7th of February? Good news! He will be back on Saturday 7th March demonstrating his traditional rural crafts. Come and visit between 10 am and 4 pm.  

Saturday 7th February Opening

  Come and join us this Saturday between 10 am and 4 pm. As part of our Rural Daventry exhibition we will be joined by Mr Bert Manton – former popular teacher of Rural Studies at Danetre School (now DSLV). Mr Manton is an expert on rural crafts and will be demonstrating some for us. There’ll also be an opportunity to have a… Read more »

Interactive Charter

New – explore our Interactive Charter Find out all about the charters the Museum has here

Daventry Railway Station Lamp Post

We are very lucky to have been given an original gas lamp post which used to be situated at Daventry Railway Station. The station, originally built in 1888 as an extension from Weedon Bec to Leamington Spa, was demolished in 1963 but in 1969 Mr Norman Scrimshaw from Woodford Halse acquired the lamp post. He paid £10 for it and put it in… Read more »

Northamptonshire Museums and Historic Houses Heritage Awards

        Very proud to announce that our Wall of Faces won ‘Highly Commended’ at the awards ceremony on July 10th! Here is our certificate in pride of place in the lobby. Come and visit and take a look at this fabulous piece of work by the young people of Daventry.  

Refurbished Daventry Museum Now Open

Daventry Museum is now transformed into a wonderful place to visit, learn and handle artefacts from Daventry’s past. Our museum focuses on the social history in our town, with many thought provoking exhibits. Please call in…….you will receive a warm welcome.

Daventry’s shiny new Museum to open

We are excited to announce that the new Museum will be reopening on Saturday 14th September from 11.00. We hope you come along to see for yourself. With everything on show from a man trap to the BBC transmitter that helped put our town in the world’s consciousness. You may even see someone you know in the Daventry wall of faces. The Museum… Read more »

Keep your eyes open for the Museum out in the town

We’ve been working with several town centres venues to bring Daventry’s history into everyone’s daily lives. Several of the Museum’s key objects have been placed in places where people can see them in a new way. The iCon has an iconic object in a Wave Change Truck which once channelled the World Service to far flung countries from Borough Hill. Among other objects… Read more »