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Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery

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Small but very interesting.

Visited several times and displays are always fascinating. Especially good is the local artifacts... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
K4226RAgrahams
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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Small but interesting and packed museum, with helpful staff. Worth an hour or so to see the local... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Neil L
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

There was a special event at the museum when we visited, a display of weapons and living history during the English Civil War period. Re-enactors displayed military drills, drums, and 17th century printing techniques. The museum displays were a bit cluttered, as there are a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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RoystonMuseum5, Manager at Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! We're working now to rejuvenate our displays, and we hope to be able to provide toilets and refreshments in the future. In the meantime, we'll keep providing a programme of exciting events and activities- do come around for our...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Visited several times and displays are always fascinating. Especially good is the local artifacts. Staff are very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank K4226RAgrahams
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Small but interesting and packed museum, with helpful staff. Worth an hour or so to see the local items on display. Directly opposite the remains of the old hunting lodge of King James VI.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Neil L
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Small but a great deal of items to view and information to read on all items give yourself at least 1hour but you could spend 2 to 3 hours easily to view and take in all information provided not open every day advisable to check...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Barry W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a small museum with a lot of items contained in a beautiful, old building. Volunteers were very knowledgable and friendly. Be sure and take in the upstairs gallery.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Roxanne W
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very good museum. Compact and easy to get round.Full of valuable displays and wonderful history.Useful information on the original shops in the high street.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Robin W
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This museum is run by an inspiring curator who is keen to involve members of the community and to encourage as many as possible through the door. Something there for every age, activity days, craft afternoons, a very welcoming place.

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank liz c
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I visited this museum for the first time. Royston has a connection with my cousins' family, that's why I visited. The volunteers were very pleasant and most helpful. They were able to provide me with photos of the old forge, which included one of their...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Iverette
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Lovely little museum full of local history and items of interest. Staff very approachable, ably helped by brilliant volunteers. It has art and photography exhibitions on the upper gallery from time to time and gets involved with community events which are definitely worth attending if...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Emma D
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

A lovely little museum that is run by a very friendly and helpful group of locals. They run excellent craft activities for children that are either free or very fairly priced. All three of my children ages ranging from 4 to 12 really enjoy visiting...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank goat78
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