Royston History

Royston Museum Celebrating 40 Years (1984-2024) June Update – Recruitment & Events…

Royston Museum Celebrating 40 Years (1984-2024) – June Update…                                                            Recruitment:  Royston Museum are looking for a pro-active, experienced Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees.  The […]

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Royston Cave June Update: Summer Solstice at Royston Cave

One of the more intriguing theories about Royston Cave is that it is situated where two ley energy lines cross. Some people, including dowsers, can feel the positive, and sometimes negative, energies given by these lines. Within England, there are said to be two powerful lines, the Michael line, and the Mary line. Royston Cave

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News from Royston Cave: Half Term Tours – Wednesday 29th May

Royston has such a wonderful history, and of course one of the most unique caves in the country, however, we have noticed that sometimes when families come into the cave, the children are not always as excited as we are! After the success of our Storytime Special last autumn, we are excited to hold some

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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

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Community News – April Update from Royston Cave

On the 23rd April, it will be Saint George’s Day, the patron saint of England. The earliest account of St George comes from the Coptic Church in Egypt, he was a Roman soldier, born in 280AD in present-day Turkey. He denied orders which deprived Christians of their civil rights as well as distributing his wealth

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Royston’s History – Royston Museum – Upcoming April Events

It’s been another busy month at the Museum. We have a busy April ahead of us at the Museum! We’re starting the month off by exploring what helps to make a house a home in our family activities for the Easter holidays.  We’re open Thursday to Sunday from Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April

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Royston’s History – Royston Museum – Celebrating 40 years 1984-2024

It’s been another busy month at the Museum. Sophie has been creating the first of two temporary exhibitions celebrating Royston Museum’s 40th Anniversary this year.  This first exhibition explores the Royston Institute Museum, which opened 168 years before the current museum. Rhian has spent a day in London discovering how to create immersive experiences using

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Royston Cave Reopens

Royston Cave Reopens The wait is over. Dust off your torches – Royston Cave is reopen and tickets are on sale now! Join us deep beneath the streets of Royston and explore this unique heritage site with a guided tour. Discover the cave’s extraordinary carvings and unearth its mysterious past. Open every Saturday, Sunday and

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Hidden Royston: Behind Closed Doors at Royston Police Station

Behind closed doors at Royston Police Station Policing across Britain is changing in response to new technology, the changing nature of criminal activity and reduced resources, and Royston is no exception. Until 1896, the town actually had two police stations – one was part of the Cambridgeshire force, the other came under Hertfordshire – because

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