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Daventry's Spirit of Christmas

Daventry's Spirit of Christmas

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:00

Daventry's Spirit of Christmas Event.

Join us for festive family fun. Daventry Town Centre on Friday 6th December 2019 from 3pm - 6pm. Free entry for all.

We have a Santa's Grotto, Reindeer, Face paints, Clowns, Hot Chocolate and much more!

Further information to be released nearer the time.

Daventry Town
Amy Simpson - Events and Communications Officer
Magic Lantern Parade

Magic Lantern Parade

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:00

⭐️Come help us light up Daventry as part of our Spirit of Christmas Event and join us for our Magic Lantern Parade. ⭐️

You can follow the annual lantern parade through Daventry town centre at 6pm. Then join friends and family at Holy Cross Church at 6.30pm for a Carol Service, singing your favourite Christmas Carols and celebrating this special time of year

Prior to the parade we have lots of family fun for you to join in with including meeting Santa and his reindeer plus further festive fun and games suitable for children of all ages.

🎅Santa's Grotto bookings will be open shortly to visit him in his festive grotto on Friday 6th December from 3pm - 6pm
Santa only has limited time as he's a very busy man, so book early to avoid disappointment. 🎅

Book here 👇👇👇

⭐️ Additionally, you can get involved with the Christmas Tree Festival at Daventry's Holy Cross Church where local residents, groups and clubs are welcome to help decorate trees inside the church.
It will feature a selection of stunning Christmas trees, including a Remembrance Tree for memories of loved ones.

Entry is free though there will be a suggested donation for refreshments or to hang a tag on the Remembrance Tree.
The festival runs from:
Friday 11am - 3.30pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday 12pm - 3.30pm

There is so much to see and do. See you there! ⭐️

Daventry Town Centre
Juliet Beckett
World War Two - The People's War

World War Two - The People's War

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 10:00

7th December 2019 is your last chance to see our 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.

After 7th December the museum will be closed until Saturday 11th January for our Battle of Naseby Exhibition.

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

Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT
Sophie Good, Development & Liaison Officer

Museum closed until 11th Jan 2020 for change over of exhibition

Sun, 08 Dec 2019 09:30

Whilst we change over our exhibitions the museum will be closed. We hope you will come and see our new Battle of Naseby exhibition when we reopen on Saturday 11th January 2020.

Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT
Carrie Gardner-Pett, Development & Liaison Officer (Mat leave cover)