CoVid-19

Last update: 15:30, 19/3/2020

Royston Museum is temporarily closed to help delay the spread of CoVid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In the meantime, we are working on a number of activities and ideas to bring to all the members of our community. We will update this page continuously to reflect our offerings and our current situation. There are only two of us, and we thank you for your patience.

Children’s Craft Packs

We have put together some short term children’s craft packs, aimed at the 6-and-unders. We are compiling these as quickly as we can, but we have run out- we hope to have more of these out on our doorstep by Monday, 23/3. If you have any craft supplies that you do not need- literally anything- please leave them in the plastic box on our doorstep.

We are planning for the long haul, and focusing our efforts now on ‘skill based’ craft packs. We are creating activity packs that will teach your children historic skills and handicrafts. We are making these for an age range of 3-18, and the projects are designed to last several days/weeks. We hope to begin introducing these on 27/3. We need: old t-shirts, fabric scraps of any type, thread, duct tape, and ink pads. Please leave anything you can donate in the box on our doorstep.

As time progresses, we will continue to create and offer new activity packs- hopefully with a new theme every week. We will continue to ask for donations of materials throughout this time. All of our activity packs are FREE. We are grateful for any donations that enable us to keep providing this service (please drop any cash donations through our letterbox).

Provisions for Isolating Adults

We recognise that this crisis is hitting our populations most at risk of social isolation. We want to help. We are rolling out two plans: correspondence communication, and research projects.

In the next few days, we’ll be starting some correspondence based initiatives. If you would like to serve as a pen pal, or if you know somebody who would like a pen pal, please email enquiries@roystonmuseum.org.uk. If you would like to take part in journalling activities, or join us in a Round Robin fiction story, please email enquiries@roystonmuseum.org.uk.

We are using this period of closure to undertake some intensive collections audit projects. If you are isolating and bored, and would like to help us research parts of our Collection, please email curator@roystonmuseum.org.uk. All research will be internet-based, low pressure, and can be catered to your interests.

Let us know if we can help you.

We are, first and foremost, a community service. If you are struggling with isolation, getting supplies, or otherwise need help, please get in touch via enquiries@roystonmuseum.org.uk or 01763 242587. We will do all that we can to help.