Support Our History and Keep Your Local Museum Alive

by Editorial Team

Malton Museum needs you!

How many times have you had a question about the place you call home? The age and variety of the houses? A Castlegate but no castle? All that Horse Training? Massive Meat Factories? Roman Sites? Ancestral Families? Why is the market place that particular shape? Why does the river flow inland? So many questions…. You ponder these thoughts because the history of your area creates the DNA of where you live, and to understand the past is to understand the present and predict the future.

As a strong local Museum, run entirely by volunteers, we keep the artifacts that enable us to answer those questions, and curate them to tell the story of the past. Whether through display, outreach or walking tours, the knowledgeable volunteers bring the history of the area alive.

A Museum is like the proverbial iceberg. For everything that you see on display, many hundreds of items which belong to this place are preserved and stored, awaiting their moment in the limelight, and safe for future generations. Malton Museum has a ‘shop front’ on Yorkersgate where it can narrate the history of the area in a fascinating and informative way.

All this needs money, and never more so than at the moment. Lack of income during the pandemic, rising energy and other costs are impacting the ability of the unpaid volunteers to continue telling the story of Malton and Norton.  

In order to address this need, and to help secure the long term future of our community Museum, we are starting an exciting and innovative stewardship campaign, alongside Malton’s local artisans.   

Please support us and Keep Our History Alive.

It is easy to support the Museum and buy into one of the schemes, simply visit  www.maltonmuseum.co.uk/donate  and follow the on screen instructions.  

There are five levels of support, and seven different businesses, to choose from:

COFFEE SUPPORTER: gift £5 a month to the Museum and to thank you for your support, Museum partner ROOST will send you a gift once a year. 

ROOST is a family run coffee roastery supplying wholesale and retail beans to consumers, independent coffee shops, restaurants and retailers, with an espresso bar and retail shop in Talbot Yard. Roost pride themselves on hand roasting on-demand small batches of fairly sourced, high grade beans to create the best possible fresh coffee at an affordable price.

CAKE SUPPORTER: gift £10 a month to the Museum and to thank you for your support, Museum partner LUTT & TURNER will send you a gift once a year.                                                       

The name LUTT & TURNER stems back to 1832, to ancestors Hannah Lutt and William Turner who set up a business making cartwheels in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. Due to a devastating fire that wiped out the business, the family uprooted and moved to Whitby in search of new opportunities.  Their descendants established YO Bakehouse in 2015 as a cottage bakery supplying local businesses. From then the company has gone from strength to strength and today’s business in Market Street is named after the two people who got the wheels in motion all those years ago.

BEER SUPPORTER: gift £15 a month to the Museum and to thank you for your support, Museum partner BRASS CASTLE BREWERY will send you a gift once a year.                                                       

BRASS CASTLE is an independent Malton-based Yorkshire brewery and Britain’s best brewer of vegan and gluten-free craft beers. They mash grains, boil hop charges, pitch yeast, rack into casks, seam cans and serve great beer in Yorkersgate. There is an ever-changing range of beers and beer styles that garner awards in all quarters.

FLOWER SUPPORTER: gift £15 a month to the Museum and to thank you for your support, Museum partner TOPIARY TREE FLORIST will send you a gift once a year.                                                     

The TOPIARY TREE in Finkle Street specialises in delivering flower bouquets for all occasions, from vibrant designs perfect for a birthday, anniversary or thank you gift, to Valentine’s Day flowers, Mother’s Day gifts and funeral tributes. Flowers are their passion and every bouquet they deliver is a work of art, made with the freshest flowers available.

CHOCOLATE SUPPORTER: gift £20 a month to the Museum and to thank you for your support, Museum partner FLORIAN POIROT will send you a gift once a year.                                                     

FLORIAN POIROT, UK Pastry Champion, Winner of the Sugar Prize at the World Pastry Cup,says: ‘I’ve selected the best ingredients in the world, using my expertise to create these exclusive macarons, chocolates and cakes. Excite your senses with a little favour of France in the UK and enjoy!’

GIN SUPPORTER: gift £25 a month to the Museum and to thank you for your support, Museum partner RARE BIRD GIN DISTILLERY will send you a gift once a year.                                                   

RARE BIRD make flavoursome and superior gins at their working distillery and shop in Talbot Yard, also offering ‘Gin Schools’ which are very popular.

SOAP SUPPORTER: gift £25 a month to the Museum and to thank you for your support, Museum partner COSY COTTAGE will send you a gift once a year.   

COSY COTTAGE Soaps began in a 350-year old cottage near Malton because the owner had become concerned about the harmful effects of parabens and other additives found in many commercially produced skin care products.  Using her knowledge as a qualified chemist, Clara started producing natural soaps free from sulphates, parabens and palm oil.  In 2019 she moved the business into Malton, with the workshop just around the corner from her Market Place shop.

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