Heritage Open Days 2017

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Celebrate Heritage Open Days with Daventry Museum and do something new from Thursday 7th September – Sunday 10th September 2017.

Daventry Museum – Daventry Through the Ages      

3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT


Thursday 7th Sept: 09:30 – 13:30

Friday 8th Sept: 09:30 – 13:30

Saturday 9th Sept: 10:00 – 14:00

The museum will be celebrating Heritage Open Days with the new exhibition Daventry Through the Ages. This exhibition highlights major periods of Daventry’s history from Jurassic up to the 21st Century. Come along and learn more about Daventry and the significant periods in time that have contributed to our heritage.

Poster showing Daventry Through The Ages from the Jurassic Era to Medieval times.

Town Quiz – How well do you know Daventry?

A fun quiz designed to increase awareness of Daventry’s heritage.

Pop in to Daventry Museum and pick up a quiz sheet or download a copy here: Heritage Open Day Picture Quiz

Image of a plaque built in to a building.

Holy Cross Church Tower Open Day / Ride & Stride

Holy Cross Church, Market Square, Daventry, NN11 4BL

Times: Saturday 9th Sept: 10:30 – 15:30

On Saturday members of the public are invited to tour the bell tower of the Holy Cross Church and have a go at bell ringing.

Ride and Stride – Support Northamptonshire’s beautiful churches by taking part in a sponsored bike ride/walk, organised by Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust. To find out more information and plan your own route, choose from a list of open churches here: http://www.nhct.org.uk/index.php/bicycle_ride

Photo of Daventry Town Centre building.

Guided Town Walk

Times: Friday 8th Sept: 18:00 to 19:30

Guided walk by Mike Arnold providing a fascinating insight into various Daventry Town Centre buildings. The tour will inform visitors about the history and previous usage of the town’s oldest buildings.

Booking required, please call 01327 301246 or email [email protected]

Photo of Daventry Town Centre building.

Borough Hill Guided Walk

Borough Hill, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4NA

Times: Sunday 10th Sept: 16:00 to 17:30

Mike Arnold will be leading this walk and sharing his knowledge of the geology, nature and history of this beautiful location.

Booking required, please call 01327 301246 or email [email protected]

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