Free Science event returns to Daventry Museum

British Science Week 2017 logo.
A cartoon drawing of a scientist.

On Saturday 11th March between 10am and 4pm Daventry Museum will be holding a free science event coinciding with British Science Week (Friday 10th to Sunday 19th March).

Visitors will be able to discover Daventry’s past whilst also learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and follow Einstein around the museum to take part in fun activities and experiments on the theme of ‘Change’.

A photo of electronic panels, showing the Marconi Transmitter Panels.
Marconi Transmitter Panels

Hands-on activities include learning about changes in computer technology, changes in communications and materials changing state such as creating the foaming fizzy potion from the book, ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl.

There will be science themed activity sheets including word searches, object hunts, and brainteasers. Young visitors can choose a sticker and complete activity sheets to be in for a chance to win a prize!

Last year’s science event held at Daventry Museum won the “Museum Event of the Year” category at the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards.

Image of various members of the museum holding award.
Northamptonshire Heritage Awards July 2016, from left: Helen Schultheiss (Volunteer); Rita Harding (Volunteer); Sophie Wallace (Development & Liaison Officer); Cllr Glenda Simmonds (Town Mayor); & Rod Viveash, Curator.

The Forum Awards is a very prestigious event which showcases excellence within Museums, Galleries and Historic Houses in Northamptonshire. The museum was and still is thrilled to have been recognised and will continue to develop engaging events for members of the public.

Contact Daventry Museum on 01327 301246 for more information. You can also reach the museum via [email protected] or by post at Daventry Museum, Daventry Town Council, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT.

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