Royston Museum – Discover Over 2000 years of Royston’s story

Discover over 2000 years of Royston’s story… by Royston Museum 

It’s your final chance to see our exhibition: Pickle for Victory!

Discover Royston’s fundraising efforts during the Wars, like the lady who pickled 68,000 eggs and the rose-sellers who took the town hostage. We also have some of Royston-lad Jack Halstead’s sketches on display, illustrating his experiences as a soldier in the First World War. Showing until 5th March 2023.

Replacing it will be ‘Back to School’: our new exhibition exploring Royston’s schools from the beginning of the 20th century to the end of the 1960s. Through objects, photographs and interviews with real students, find out what life was like for pupils at Queen’s Road School, Market Hill School and St Mary’s. Learn about their teachers, what pupils studied and what happened if they misbehaved!
Showing from 23rd March – 18th June 2023.

Underground, tickets are on sale now for Royston Cave’s 2023 season. Every weekend, from 1st April – 25th September, join us deep beneath Royston to discover one of Britain’s most unique mysteries. Online booking only. To book, or for visitor information and access resources, visit

And, in other news, long-time volunteer Phil Smith, who has helped at the museum, in one capacity or another, for 40 years, has just finished digitising the nearly 8000 photographs in our Photographic Collection, which we hope to be able to make accessible to the public in the future. Phil, we salute you!

Visit our website where you can find all the latest visitor information, news. and see what other events are coming up, visit
Royston Museum, 5 Lower King St, Royston SG8 5AL