Royston Museum – July Update…

July Update from Emma – Royston Museum Manager… As I’m writing this, the weather outside the office window changed from heavy rain to sunshine and back again.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for blue skies and sunshine on Saturday 6th July for our annual Summer Fayre. With traditional fayre games, nature themed crafts, our new interactive bubble show and much more, there’ll be something for the whole family to enjoy. Plus, we’ll be offering up to 30% off in the shop. Entry is free, and some of the activities will have a small charge to support the Museum’s work.

Behind the scenes, the Collections Volunteers have been going through photo albums of the local area from the late 1800s and early 1900s, and identifying the places. They include photos of some of the houses in the Warren, the windmill from Mill Road and an album of photographs of Barley.

Sophie, Rhian and I have also completed our Carbon Literacy training. As part of the training, we discussed the impacts of climate change and what we can do as a Museum to help tackle the climate crisis. We’re grateful to Museum Development South East’s Cutting Carbon programme for providing our training.

As well as our Summer Fayre on Saturday 6th July, we’re gearing up for the summer holidays, where we’ll be time travelling through thousands of years of history.

Time travel through thousands of years of history this summer with the Time Explorers. Explore a different part of our history each week, starting with Royston’s first settlers 5000 years ago. Get up close to real objects from our past, make fun crafts to take home and much more.  £3 per child, or take advantage of our summer holiday pass, £6 for all 6 weeks.  Drop in activities for children aged 8+ to get creative and learn something new. Head to our website to find out more.

Summer Holiday Workshops – From collage to clay, printmaking to photography, there’s a whole host of workshops at Royston Museum for children to enjoy this summer.

Lasting 90 minutes and led by a talented facilitator, each workshop is a great opportunity for children aged 8+ to get creative and learn something new. For more information, including dates and times please visit our website. £10 per child, pre-booking required. For the full programme and booking information visit:

We’re open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, each week.
Keep up to date with our events and activities via our website and social media throughout the month. We hope to see you soon!

Royston Museum – Celebrating 40 Years (1984-2024) 
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