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World War Two - The People's War

World War Two - The People's War

Sat, 05 Oct 2019 10:00

World War Two Exhibition commemorating 80 years since the start of the Second World War.

World War Two – The People's War portrays the effect of the war on the local community through exhibits and the memories of Daventry's residents.

Exhibits include articles from the Home Front such as a Women's Land Army uniform and a Northamptonshire Fire Service uniform. There are also items representing those on the frontline, including a display of World War Two Campaign medals, awarded to local Daventry soldiers.

Another exhibition highlight is a doll's house sized model of an Anderson shelter, opening up to reveal the living quarters for people sheltering from air raids.

An immersive exhibition area in the museum enables visitors to imagine what it would have been like from a child's perspective during the war and being evacuated to safer areas.

On the museum's Saturday open days visitors can enjoy reminiscing to wartime songs and view special exhibits including a display representing the 31 soldiers named on the Daventry War Memorial who gave their lives during the Second World War.

Museum Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and the first Saturday in the month from 10am to 4pm.

Venue:
Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT
Contact:
Sophie Good, Development & Liaison Officer
Spooky Stanzas for Creepy Kids

Spooky Stanzas for Creepy Kids

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:00

Scary rhymes and horrid verse this October 31st!

Thursday 31st October 2019 at 5pm – 6pm (taking place during the national event, Museums At Night) https://museumsatnight.org.uk/

Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT

Don't Go into the Cellar return to the museum with interactive theatre for all the family to enjoy!

"Here where the werewolves howl is where this Hallowe'en begins!

Gather, little ghouls and boys, and spread your tiny bat-like wings!

Zombies, ghosts and vampires too! Witches cackle, black cats sing

some spooky songs! Sit down a spell, to see what Hallowe'en-time brings!"

Booking required: Please call 01327 301246 or email museum@daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk to reserve your free place. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

A Halloween themed fancy dress competition will take place for children attending the show, so make sure you dress to impress!

Venue:
Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT
Contact:
Sophie Good, Development & Liaison Officer
World War Two - The People's War

World War Two - The People's War

Sat, 02 Nov 2019 10:00

World War Two Exhibition commemorating 80 years since the start of the Second World War.

World War Two – The People's War portrays the effect of the war on the local community through exhibits and the memories of Daventry's residents.

Exhibits include articles from the Home Front such as a Women's Land Army uniform and a Northamptonshire Fire Service uniform. There are also items representing those on the frontline, including a display of World War Two Campaign medals, awarded to local Daventry soldiers.

Another exhibition highlight is a doll's house sized model of an Anderson shelter, opening up to reveal the living quarters for people sheltering from air raids.

An immersive exhibition area in the museum enables visitors to imagine what it would have been like from a child's perspective during the war and being evacuated to safer areas.

On the museum's Saturday open days visitors can enjoy reminiscing to wartime songs and view special exhibits including a display representing the 31 soldiers named on the Daventry War Memorial who gave their lives during the Second World War.

Museum Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday from 9.30am to 1.30pm and the first Saturday in the month from 10am to 4pm.

Venue:
Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT
Contact:
Sophie Good, Development & Liaison Officer
Daventry Fireworks Display

Daventry Fireworks Display

Sat, 02 Nov 2019 18:30

Daventry's annual Fireworks Display returns to Daventry Town on Saturday 2nd November 2019. Hosted at the Parker E-Act, gates will open at 6.30pm with the display starting at 7.30pm. Entry is free.

Further details to be released nearer the time.

Venue:
Parker E-Act, Daventry
Contact:
Amy Simpson - Events and Communications Officer