Transport Exhibition

Inspired by the Town’s involvement in the transport industry this new exhibition features various forms of transport, some of which were made in Daventry. This year is the 35th Anniversary of the manufacture of Hesketh Motorcycles in Daventry and a member of the Hesketh Owners Club has kindly loaned the museum a V1000 Prototype 04 to celebrate this legacy. Daventry’s connection to motoring is cemented in history with Ford Motor Company coming to the Town in 1968 with its Ford Distribution Centre, and examples of early motoring will be on display, some of which relate to the Ford Motor Company. New exhibits relating to horse-drawn transport reflect the town’s history of Coaching Houses. During the 17th Century Daventry was a major stopping point for stage coaches, giving rise to the number of coaching houses and whip makers in the town. From 17th June to 1st of July Daventry Model Railway Club will be showcasing their current work on a model of Daventry Railway Station before it closed in 1958 and visitors can learn more about the history of the station in the new displays. Other highlights in the exhibition include the history of early flight, as well as cycling and the Newnham Hill Climb. Opening hours 9.30am – 1.30pm Tuesday to Friday and the first Saturday of the month 10am - 4pm