Royston Cave, 2022: A Year of Discovery

Royston Cave, 2022: A Year of Discovery

Continuing Royston Cave’s ‘Year of Discovery’, this month we’ll be premiering The Royston Cave Melody; a beautifully evocative piece of orchestral music specially developed for us by award-winning Hertfordshire composer, Harry Boulton, which will be available to stream from our website.

February also sees the 1858 publication ‘The Origin and Use of Royston Cave’ made freely available to read in our online archive. Written by Royston-born historian and lawyer Joseph Beldam, the book suggests the cave was a Roman construction which was later adapted into a private chapel or hermitage. You can learn more about Beldam’s life in Royston and his involvement in the abolition of slavery in our accompanying biography.

We’ve overhauled the process for booking group visits too! The launch of our new, dedicated online space provides a cleaner and easier way to book private tours, school trips and community talks. And, unlike general tours, these are available all year round! Find out more at

Plus, as an added bonus, on 17th February, as part of ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’, we’ll be giving away 2 free tickets to Royston Cave for the upcoming 2022 season! To be in for a chance of winning, simply check our social media on the day and follow the instructions. Otherwise, tickets for the new season go live on 1st March, or earlier for those signed up to our Newsletter.

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