Royston Museum


Upcoming events


Worldwide Knit in Public Day


Saturday 10th June, 10am - 3pm


Join our friendly group of knitters of all ages, swap wool and patterns.

Work on your own knitting project or join in with knitting a bit of bunting to decorate the Museum.

Tea, Coffee & Cake provided.


Event run in conjunction with No. 3 shop.


Drop-in activity, no need to book in advance.


Admission Free.

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Royston & District Model Railway Club


Saturday 24th June, 10am - 4pm


An event for serious model train enthusiasts, as well as our younger visitors, who are obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine.

Pop into the Museum and see the train layouts put together by Royston & District Model Railway Club, on display for one-day only.

Train themed craft activity provided for the kids.


Free Admission, no need to book in advance.

Royston & District Model Railway Club

Royston & District Folklore


Monday 10th July, 10am - 12noon


Pop-up exhibition by Royston Museum at Royston Library.


Part of the Museum’s HLF funded Traditional Hertfordshire / Folklore project.


Free Admission.

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Guided Heath Walk


Thursday 13th July, 10am - 11.30am


A short walk of the historic Therfield Heath with commentary by the walk’s leader (David Allard from Royston Ramblers), on the flora and fauna of the heath and its long history dating back to Prehistoric times.


Booking in advance essential. Suggested donation £3 per person.


To book contact the Museum on 01763 242587 or email

Therfield Heath

What Royston Did : Community Cabinet launch


Saturday 15th July, 10am - 12noon


An exhibition uncovering what life was like for those on the Home Front during WWI. Find out how the community pulled together at this difficult time. How did donkeys and barrel organs help to raise funds? From orderlies and nurses, scrubbers (cleaners) to cooks, we’ll discover the many roles local people took on to support troops in hospital in Royston.


Share your own family’s story of life here during WWI.


Refreshments available.


Free Admission.

What Royston Did

Rag Rugging Workshop


Saturday 22nd July, 10am - 12.30pm


Have fun turning old t-shirts and forgotten favourites into recycled works of art with the age-old skill of rag rugging. You will learn all the skills you will need to make unique rag rugs, cushions and art to spice up your home. Careful though, it’s addictive! Led by Elspeth Jackson. Part of the museum’s Traditional Hertfordshire Folklore project.


Age 13 years+. Contact museum for fees & charges, and to book.


Crafty Wednesday: Dinosaurs & Fossils


Wednesday 26th July, 10am - 12noon


Dinosaur themed craft activities designed for children aged 4-10 years.

Handle real fossils and then have a go at crafting your own.

Activity trail around the Museum.

Craft activities for kids in the Summer holidays.


No need to book in advance.


£3 per child

Royston & District Railway Club



Past events


Half Term events

Half Term Crafty February


Elves and Fairies followed by Ruthless Romans!





The Vikings are Coming! (Viking Day)


Viking re-enactor group, plus grinding flour, making a Viking longboat, Viking style brooches and writing your name in runes.


VE Day

Stone Age Fun Day


Handle real prehistoric finds discovered locally.


Find out how our ancestors lived and have a go at all the hands-on activities on offer.