Last update: 14:33, 12/5/2020

Royston Museum is closed to help delay the spread of CoVid-19. Thank you for your patience.

CoVid-19 Collecting Policy

As a local history Museum, our goal is to record events and activities in our area during this time. We will collect three types of objects: photographs, journals and diaries and a few items.


We need photos of our area during lockdown. This includes photos of queues, barriers, closed signs, homeschooling families, rainbows, the Royston Bear Trail and more. For all photos we need to know the street, village and postcode where it was taken. If anyone is visible and identifiable in the photo, we need their name and for you to get permission to photo them. Please submit digital photos here. Please keep analog photos until we reopen and we will collect them then.

Journals and Diaries

We will begin collecting these when we reopen. All journals and diaries will be embargoed for 15 years. After this, they will be available to researchers, but with personal identifying information restricted, for 50 years. After a total of 65 years, the records and information will be available to all researchers.


We will collect some objects, such as homemade masks, homeschooling material and rainbows. All collecting will happen when we open and we will give out more information closer to that time.