The museum is situated on Yorkersgate, Malton, and, despite not being able to open throughout 2020, a great deal of activity by our team of volunteers has been taking place during the past restrictive period.
Entirely staffed by volunteers, working from home, a series of activities for 2021 is up and ready to roll. They include:
- Childrens activities
- A series of tours:
Roman tours of Orchard Fields
- Tours of the town centre highlighting its myriad architectural styles
- A Horse Power tour—supplementing our Horse Power exhibition
Also in planning:
- A Medieval tour, a tour of Old Malton and the Priory, a river and railway tour and a tour of Castle Gardens.
The period of lockdown has also given us the opportunity to upgrade our social media. An in-house team have been working on our website www.maltonmuseum.co.uk and our facebook, instagram and twitter pages, so we are better able to keep in touch with all our friends. Please follow us on any of those for information on dates and times of all our events. Or follow us in the Handy Mag and the Malton Gazette. Work is also going ahead on a smart new online event booking system for the start of the season.
The museum will open on Saturday 29th May 2021 when, unless COVID restrictions change, we look forward to welcoming both old and new friends to our refreshed Malton Horse Power and Roman and local history timeline exhibitions. Our research shows that many people did not have the chance to view these two highly successful exhibitions and we trust that this year they will now have the opportunity to view these engaging and popular stories.
We are also delighted to announce our opening lecture, a free virtual lecture to celebrate our opening. Roman Archaeologist and Author Dr Simon Elliott will be talking about his latest book on the infamous Missing Legion, IX Hispana. The lecture will be on Wednesday 26 May at 7 PM. For your access to this free virtual lecture, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.