Royston Museum






Why volunteer at Royston Museum?

  • Make a difference – there are lots of projects at the museum that are completely run by volunteer power.
  • Gain new skills, knowledge and experience – a museum is a unique environment where you have the opportunity to be involved with things you just won’t find anywhere else.
  • Feel part of a team – as a small museum we all work closely together. We also make sure we take time to celebrate successes and enjoy social activities as well as working hard.

We are also able to support Duke of Edinburgh placements and more structured work experience projects.

Here are some of the things our existing volunteers have said about their volunteering experience;


“I’ve really enjoyed the year, I feel part of a real team now”


“It makes me feel valued. I’ve learnt a lot and met lots of new people. It is really important to make sure future generations can enjoy this place like we do”


If you would like to volunteer with us, or would like some more information on the roles we offer, click on the links below.


Welcome team volunteer

Collections volunteer

Events volunteer

Research volunteer



Community Cabinet


Community Cabinet


Calling all local community groups!

This is an opportunity for you to create your own display in the museum. Working alongside museum staff your group can develop a display using your own objects or items from the museum’s collection. Using objects to tell a story you could use the cabinet to tell everyone about your group or a project you have done or simply why you love Royston


You will get then chance to record the creation of your cabinet in a dedicated scrapbook, making sure your group has a permanent presence in the museum for visitors to see.


Our current community cabinet display is by the local Scout group.


If you would like to find out more about the community cabinet and how your group could get involved, please




Youth Membership




Every month our Youth Members get together to work on a project, do an activity or participate in a workshop.

Membership for ages 7+ includes discounted entry to museum event days and a summer trip.

For more information or to book a place download the form here or contact Amy on 01763 242587



Join our Friends Group




Join our Friends Group and help support the future development of the museum facilities through fundraising activities.


The benefits of membership include:

  • a regular newsletter
  • invitations to private views of new exhibitions
  • chance to participate in special events
  • an opportunity to make new friends

Annual individual membership is £5.00 and Family Membership is £9.00, with individual life membership being £100.00.



Hire the Exhibition Gallery


If you are a local artist or community group we can offer our lovely balcony exhibition space to you to hire for an 8 week period for just £45. We charge 20% commission on any sales made during the course of your exhibition.



Hiring the Museum for meetings and events


Is your community group, business or organisation looking for a local meeting venue then consider Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery.


We can accommodate small meetings of up to 25 people in the beautiful surroundings of the museum. We charge £40 for day time hire of the premises and £45 for evening hire.


For more information on any of these or to book please contact the Museum Curator on 01762 242587 or email