Explore an era of wondrous scientific discoveries, theatre and entertainment via Daventry Museum's Virtual Victorians Exhibition: Victorian Leisure; a Spotlight on Entertainment & Science
The 360° tour is now live, and free to access from the museum website.
The fascinating objects on display include examples of early motion picture such as the zoetrope and magic lantern, to an architectural... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:30 by DTC Comms
We're excited for Daventry Museums upcoming #VirtualVictorians exhibition: Victorian Leisure; a spotlight on entertainment and science, due to open virtually online in March and available for the rest of the year.
Visitors will be able to explore the exhibition as a 360-degree virtual tour with hotspots of fascinating facts. There will be plenty of online and downloadable activities to keep you and... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:00 by DTC Comms
We are excited about welcoming visitors back to Daventry Museum and we want to ensure that it is a pleasurable, comfortable and safe experience for all. As such we have put the following safety measures in place;
Special Open Day Saturday 12th September (and then the first Saturday of the month thereafter) 10am-2.30pm
Posted: Thu, 03 Sep 2020 09:00 by DTC Comms
Daventry Museum will again be playing host, albeit virtually this time, to the interactive theatre company Don't Go Into The Cellar.
This summer the theatre company will be recording and sharing their Victorian Fairy Tales performance exclusively with Daventry Museum's virtual visitors!
Whilst the exact date is to be confirmed, plans are afoot for an exciting and interactive run up to the performance... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 09:30 by DTC Comms
Do you have a plethora of pottery, a whimsical animal collection, an assortment of fascinating fossils, or a ten-piece teapot collection? Maybe you have a hodgepodge of ceramic hedgehogs or a tantalising variety of old toys? If so Daventry Museum want to hear from you!
Daventry Museum's Virtual and Veritable Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition will be an online and physical exhibition that will be shared... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:00 by DTC Comms
Sunday 14 June 2020 will mark the 375th anniversary of The Battle of Naseby.
On that morning in 1645, parliament's Newly Modelled Army destroyed King Charles I's army at Naseby, the decisive battle of the first English Civil War. Only nights before this, King Charles stayed at Daventry's Wheatsheaf Inn and his Royalist forces used Borough Hill as a base before marching to fight at Naseby.
Daventry Museum's... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 10:00 by DTC Comms
Hope everyone is well and looking forward to the week ahead, particularly VE Day on Friday (8th May) and the 75th Anniversary Year celebrations.
At the moment we feel deprived of our normal life but this is nothing compared to the wartime years. For the civilian population rationing of food, shoes, fuel and other goods lasted for 14 years. At the same time soldiers were drafted into the army, some not... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 May 2020 11:30 by DTC Comms
Well, it's nearly a wrap for April and sadly the extra nice weather, which I think helped to lift our spirits during this time.
This past week I've been keeping out of mischief working on the garden alongside Sheryl, my wife who has planted lots of green stuff in it! I'm still managing to keep up my cycling for exercise, although to do this safely means I have to get the brain working more to ensure... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:30 by DTC Comms
I don't know about you but I'm slowly acclimatising to being at home all the time but it's going to take some time to do so fully. I'm not sure my wife is acclimatising to me being home though!
On my daily outside exercise jaunts and from my window I'm pleased to see that most people are now keeping their distance and the fewer people about indicates we are going out a lot less on inessential journeys.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:00 by DTC Comms
The first exhibition of 2020 at Daventry Museum commemorates 375 years since the Battle of Naseby and Daventry's Place in the Conflict.
**Opening Saturday 11th January 2020 until Saturday 24th April 2020.**
On the morning of 14 June 1645, parliament's Newly Modelled Army destroyed King Charles I's main field army at Naseby, the decisive battle of the first English Civil War. Nights before this, King... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 10:00 by DTC Comms