Royston Museum

 

Upcoming events

 

Local History Books Showcase

 

Thursday 12th October, 2 - 3.30pm

 

Hear from the authors of several new local history books, about what inspired them to write and compile their books and how they went about their research.

 

Free Admission. No need to book in advance.

 

Local History Book Showcase

Historical Crafterday: Folklore

 

Saturday 14th October, 10.30am - 12noon

 

Celebrate the launch of our new Folklore exhibition.

 

Enjoy some fun local folklore tales including stories about Jack o’ Legs and Will-o’-the-Wisp. Make paper lanterns, hedgehogs and yarn dollies. Includes themed trail around the Museum.

 

The Exhibition runs during opening hours until mid-October.

 

Part of the HLF funded Traditional Hertfordshire Project.

 

Drop-in activity, no need to book in advance. £3 per child.

Folklore Crafterday

Folklore Storytelling

 

Wednesday 25th October, 10.30am - 12noon

 

Join the Yarnsmith of Norwich for folklore tales in the Museum, at 10.30am and 11.30am.

 

Please be prompt so as not to miss the beginning of the session.

 

Part of the HLF funded Traditional Hertfordshire Project.

 

Drop-in activity, no need to book in advance. £3 per child.

Folklore Storytelling

Crafty Kids: Autumn Traditions

 

Thursday 26th October, 10.30am - 12noon

 

Autumnal crafty fun at the Museum – join us for the morning to make leaf sun catchers, leaf crowns, mini trees and more.

 

Includes themed trail around the Museum.

 

Part of the HLF funded Traditional Hertfordshire Project.

 

Drop-in activity, no need to book in advance. £3 per child.

Autumn Traditions

Room on the Broom – Storytime with Alex

 

Saturday 28th October, 10.30am - 12noon

 

Join storyteller Alex Jones for Room on the Broom and other Halloween themed tales, plus some Room on the Broom themed craft activities.

 

Includes themed trail around the Museum.

 

Drop-in activity, no need to book in advance. £3 per child.

Room on the Broom - Storytime with Alex

Songs from my Childhood Tea Party

 

Saturday 4th November, 10.30am - 12noon

 

A sing-a-long for the young and young at heart! Celebrate nursery rhymes and join us for a sing-a-long as we reveal the favourite nursery rhyme voted for by our visitors during our Songs from My Childhood exhibition.

 

Perfect for families who want to sing and share their best rhymes. Trails around the museum.

 

How many nursery rhymes can you find from the clues?

 

Refreshments provided. Drop-in no need to book in advance. Arrive promptly at 10.30am to enjoy the whole session. Free Admission.

 

Songs from my Childhood

Passchendaele exhibition @ St. John’s Parish Church

 

Tuesday 7th November - Sunday 12th November

 

First World War themed Remembrance display at St. John’s Parish Church, Royston.

 

The Church is open so you can view the exhibition daily between 10am-4pm (may be subject to change). Please respect any church services or activities which might be going on when you come to view the exhibition.

 

Meet the exhibition compilers, What Royston Did, on Saturday 11th November, at the Church between 10am-12noon.

 

Free Admission

 

Passchendaele exhibition

Historical Crafterday – Whydale

 

Saturday 11th November, 10.30am - 12noon

 

Be inspired by this local artist E.H. Whydale and create your own pictures.

 

Crafty activities & trail around the museum.

 

Drop-in activity, no need to book in advance. £3 per child.

 

Crafterday

Beginners Lino Printing workshop (evening session)

 

Thursday 16th November, 7.30pm - 10pm

 

Relax in the Museum, as talented local artist Liz Beardwell helps you to produce your own unique handmade lino prints and Christmas cards using the original Royston Crow Newspaper printing press c. 1855.

 

Join us for a fun sociable evening. Wine & nibbles provided.

 

£10 per person. Booking in advance essential, as spaces limited.

 

Evening Printing Workshop

Family Felt-Making

 

Saturday 18th November, 10.30am - 12noon

 

Family friendly beginner’s workshop led by Abigail Thomas of Felt Meets Cloth you will learn about the ancient craft of creating felt from wool fibres in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

 

By the end of the session you will have created a least one sample of flat felt each to take home.

 

Suitable for complete beginners. All children attending must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Booking in advance essential, as spaces limited. £5 per person.

 

Family Felt-Making

Whydale Exhibition launch

 

Saturday 25th November, 10.30am - 12noon

 

Join us for the launch of our exhibition all about the life and work of prolific local artist E.H. Whydale.

 

Refreshments will be provided. Activity Trail provided for families.

 

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

 

Whydale

Poetry ID – North Herts Stanza Group

 

Thursday 30th November, 7.30 - 9pm

 

Join Poetry ID (Poetry Society Stanza Group for North Herts) at Royston Museum, for an evening of performance poetry.

 

Wine and nibbles will be provided.

 

Free Admission. Donations welcome for wine & nibbles.

 

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

 

Poetry ID

 

 

Past events

 

Half Term events

Half Term Crafty February

 

Elves and Fairies followed by Ruthless Romans!

 

 

 


Vikings

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.