Explore: Daventry Town & Country

Daventry is an historical market town, shaped by the people and the industries that have thrived here. We have created some self-guided walks to take you through the countryside of Borough Hill and the town centre which are available to download via our Resource Centre page.

Explore: People’s stories

We are interested in Daventry from a personal perspective and how people’s experiences are tied up with the objects we hold. We explore the collection and its relationship with the town through themes which everyone can relate to. This allows us to revisit and refresh displays and for others to bring in new material, stories and perspectives.

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explore local trades, industries, great achievements and inventions, shopping, trading, the market and their impact on the town.



explore the changing face of family home, tastes and life styles



explore sports clubs, games of the past, cinema, theatre and hobbies.



explore language, transport, technology, accents and meeting places

Dav Railway Station

Having your say

democracy, law, citizenship and local heroes



What makes us… us? This is a rolling exploration of how we see ourselves, what defines us and where we see our future. We want anyone who has an opinion, a story an object or idea to share this here.



explore key individuals through the ages who have shaped or represent the town’s different eras.