Royston District Museum

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Royston District Museum: Royston is a small market town which grew up at the point where two ancient roads cross - the Icknield Way and Ermine Street. Its history is reflected in the Royston Tapestry at the Museum, a project initiated in 1992 by previous curator Jane Vincent and depicting scenes from the towns past.

The Royston Museum Trail guides the visitor through history with various archaeological finds dating from the Ice Age through to the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons. Sadly, the collection does not have any early Norman objects, but there are some interesting medieval items, and a few objects dating from the period when King James I favoured Royston for its excellent hunting.

A small case shows items from the eighteenth century and this is followed by a display which traces the keen interest in music and drama which flourished here in the 18th and 19th centuries. The next area has a fascinating collection devoted to childhood, with an old school desk, books and toys. This is followed by cases filled with objects from the various occupations of the local people from the 1800s through to the 20th century.

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Royston provides a crossroads for the A10 (London-Cambridge), the A505 (Luton-Newmarket) and the A1198 (from Huntingdon). The A1(M) trunk road and the M11 motorway are nearby.


There are frequent services from London Kings Cross or Cambridge: turn right on exit from Royston station and the Museum is about five minutes' walk away up Kneesworth Street.


There are services from London (Victoria coach station), Cambridge and Luton.


Opening times:
---10:00 AM - 4:45 PM10:00 AM - 4:45 PM-10:00 AM - 4:45 PM




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Address: Royston District Museum, Lower King Street, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5AL, UK
Phone: +44 1763 242587

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