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Welcome!


We’re really pleased to see you!  Explore our Learn pages to discover something new and checkout our What’s On page for details of our latest exhibitions and events.

Please go to our Visit page to find out what you need to know before making a trip to the museum.

If you have any queries then please do phone us on 01327 301246 or email: [email protected]


Current exhibition:

The museum will be celebrating the BBC’s centenary this year with a commemorative exhibition about the BBC and its impact on Daventry. Find out more by clicking the following link – A Centenary of Sights & Sounds Exhibition.

Upcoming display

As part of the BBC’s 100th Birthday celebrations, the third and final Doctor Who special will air this autumn, with a new, 14th Doctor being revealed. To celebrate, Daventry Museum will be holding a small display of Doctor Who items, alongside our BBC Centenary Exhibition. If you have a Doctor Who Collection you would like to lend, please contact the Museum Officer by calling 01327 301246 or emailing [email protected]

👑 In celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, Daventry Museum is holding a special, commemorative Jubilee display marking The Queen’s 70 year reign. As part of the exhibition we also have a 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻'𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹! 👑

Simply pop-in to the Museum and collect a FREE Children's Activity Sheet and find all the Jubilee themed pictures hiding in and around the displays.

𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲: Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT
𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀: Open Tuesday - Friday from 9.30am - 1.30pm and Saturday 6th August from 10am - 4pm
𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆: FREE entry and Family Friendly
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📣 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗦𝗢𝗢𝗡 📣

We are very excited to shortly launch a 𝗗𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆 in the shop display area of the museum. The small exhibit will showcase items and merchandise from the much loved TV series and will run from Saturday 3rd September - Saturday 3rd December.

Should you have Doctor Who related items which you would like to be featured in the display also, we would LOVE to hear from you.

Please visit our 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐎𝐧 page link for further info ⬇️
daventrymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/doctor-who-display
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📢 𝗧𝗢𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗥𝗢𝗪 📢

Join @daventrytowncouncil and ourselves TOMORROW for our FREE Children's 𝗣𝗼𝗺-𝗣𝗼𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽.

The session is informal and drop in so no pre-booking necessary. Just come along for some crafting fun! 🧶

Please note children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

📍 Daventry Museum, 3 New St, Daventry, NN11 4BT
🗓 Tuesday 9th August
⏰ Drop by between 10.30am - 11.30am
🎟 Free of charge!

Full Event Info ⬇️
www.facebook.com/events/1037102840528221
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It was great to have Mayor of Daventry, Cllr. Malcolm Ogle visit the museum on our Saturday Open Day.

Malcom, as pictured with his consort Anne Ogle, enjoyed the brilliant Time Capsule Competition entries on display. He had earlier that day attended the Time Capsule Event at Micklewell Park, where he met the competition winners and helped celebrate the time capsule burial on the new development site in Daventry.

We loved being a part of the historical competition and event and thank everyone who entered and was a part of it.
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🚨 𝗧𝗢𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗥𝗢𝗪🚨

𝗧𝗜𝗠𝗘 𝗖𝗔𝗣𝗦𝗨𝗟𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗧 🎉

Everyone is welcome to join in the history making celebrations with free refreshments for all!

Full Info ➡️ www.eventbrite.com/e/time-capsule-competition-event-tickets-338773208787

ALSO the museum will be open too and in celebration of the event will have all the competition entries on display alongside historic information of the site as well. Pop along anytime between 10am - 4pm.
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𝗧𝗢𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗥𝗢𝗪 (Saturday 06 August) is our next monthly Saturday open day and we would love you to visit our latest exhibition entitled: 𝗕𝗕𝗖 - 𝗔 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 & 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀

We are open between 10am - 4pm and no booking required, just turn up. FREE ENTRY.
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Last week we welcomed Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village student Eve Worthington to the museum on work experience. She was a great help prepping for upcoming displays and examining exhibit items.

We hope you will visit again soon and wish her all the best for the future. ⭐️

Please read her blog as she reflects on her time spent with us via the weblink below ⬇️
daventrymuseum.org.uk/daventry-museum-work-experience-blog-july-2022/
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🎄🧶🪡 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 🪡🧶🎄

A lovely community project has been set up to yarn a Christmas Tree Trail around Daventry for December 2022.

Everyone is invited to participate, whatever your level of experience, to Crochet squares to make Christmas trees for a display in Daventry town.

Join the Daventry Christmas Tree Yarn Project 2022 Community Facebook Group to meet other crafters and get involved ⬇️
www.facebook.com/groups/1163522677786806
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📣 𝟭 𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗞 𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬 📣

🧶Join Daventry Town Council and ourselves for a FREE 𝗣𝗼𝗺-𝗣𝗼𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽.

The session is informal and drop in so no pre-booking necessary. Just come along for some crafting fun! 🧶

Please note children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

📍 Daventry Museum, 3 New St, Daventry, NN11 4BT
🗓Tuesday 09 August 2022
⏰Drop by between 10.30 and 11.30am each day
🎟 Free of charge!

Full Info ⬇️
www.facebook.com/events/1037102840528221
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Entertain your children this summer by downloading FREE family resources available on our website ⬇️
daventrymuseum.org.uk/resource-centre

We would love to see your creations so feel free to email any snaps you may take for us to share: [email protected]
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