Daventry Museum is a friendly and fascinating “little gem” of a social history museum. Supported by volunteers and funded by Daventry Town Council, this cultural hub is where people meet to share stories and learn about Daventry’s rich history whilst also shaping the continuing history of the town.
Located in the centre of England, Daventry has a complex and unique history of people moving to and through the town. The collection tells these stories through permanent and temporary exhibitions, displaying artefacts, photographs and oral histories. The collection also includes contemporary material, preserving current history in the making, for future generations.
Permanent displays feature the town’s ancient charters, finds from the historic and scheduled ancient monument of Borough Hill, the BBC 5XX Radio Transmitting Station and Daventry’s historic high street. The museum usually holds three temporary exhibitions a year, showing many interesting objects linked to Daventry’s history, often loaned or donated by local people.
Do you have anything you would you like to donate to the museum?
If you have an item or photograph that you feel may be of interest to the museum, please fill out the Pre-Donation and Loan Form (below) and send it to [email protected] A member of the museum team will then be in touch to discuss the object and its link to Daventry.
Regular events are held for families and community groups, including the popular British Science Week event held annually in March. Visit our What’s On page for information on current and up coming events exhibitions, including our 360 degree virtual museum tour and Battle of Naseby exhibition. Our Resources page has lots of downloads including self guided walks and a digital Town Treasure Hunt.