Historic police motorcycles come to Daventry Museum

UK spec Honda ST1300P and Italian Carabinieri Moto Guzzi 850T3PA, courtesy of Historic Police Motorcycle Group
UK spec Honda ST1300P and Italian Carabinieri Moto Guzzi 850T3PA, courtesy of Historic Police Motorcycle Group

The Historic Police Motorcycle Group (HPMG) is showcasing vintage motorcycles at Daventry Museum on Saturday at the ‘Law and Order’ exhibition.

Alongside the HPMG exhibits, visitors will be able to explore the murky past of Northamptonshire’s criminals, learning about how order was kept, and looking at the different types of punishments imposed on criminals in the county from the early 1800s onwards.

Highlights include a replica pillory, the cell door from the old Moot Hall, a 1960s police motorbike, a man-trap and an iron muzzle known as a Scold’s Bridle from Boughton House.

Children can get involved in the exhibition by becoming a detective and searching for clues around the museum to solve ‘The Missing Mayor Mystery’.

Through the game, children will be able to learn about past and present roles of the town council, and the basic principles of democracy by dressing up in civic regalia as well as handling a replica mace and gavel.

The exhibition will run from 10am to 4pm on April 1.