News from Royston Museum – Celebrating 40 Years!

Happy 40th Anniversary to us!

Sunday 28th April marks 40 years since the Museum opened in its present location. But did you know, the history of a Museum in Royston dates much further back? In 1856, Royston Institute Museum was formed, but subsequently closed. In 1965, Royston & District Local History Society was formed and in 1976, Royston Museum opened in a small room at the Town Hall. The Museum moved to its current home in 1984.

As well as celebrating over 2000 years of history, we have a number of groups who regularly meet at the Museum. The drawing group uses the Museum as inspiration as they learn different techniques and create a range of lovely pieces of work. They’re looking for new members of all abilities to join them. They meet once a month on a Tuesday morning. Full details of the regular groups can be found on our website:

As always, the team have been busy. Our wonderful volunteers have been helping us to care for our collections, and welcoming visitors at the weekends. Sophie has been putting the finishing touches to our newest temporary exhibition which celebrates the Museum’s anniversary. Rhian and Emma have been refreshing the shop and introducing new activities to help families explore the Museum.

We’re open Thursday to Sunday each week, 10am to 4pm, each week (except for Thursday 2nd and Thursday 16th May).

Our May half term activities, ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’, will be running from Saturday 25th May to Sunday 2nd June.

We hope to see you soon!

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Open Friday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, each week. Royston Museum, 5 Lower King St, Royston SG8 5AL