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About Us

Royston Museum is a small independant Museum and registered charity. We celebrate and share the heritage and stories of Royston and the surrounding area.

Who we are

Royston Museum is owned and managed by Royston Museum Trust CIO. Responsibility for the museum's operation and development is entrusted with the Museum Manager, while the exhibitions and Collection are cared for by the Curator. A dedicated group of volunteers help research and archive the Collection, and welcome visitors on open days.

Royston Town Council provide the museum with vital core funding, but the scale of the museum’s success, facilities and reach is reliant on visitor donations, community grants and external funding.

Our mission is to celebrate and share Royston’s heritage and stories, connecting people and places, past and present. Our vision is for Royston Museum to be a community hub for Royston; a multifunctional space which celebrates our town’s heritage, nurtures curiosity and inspires conversations.

Royston Museum Trust CIO

The Trust is overseen by a board of trustees made up of members of the community, members of the local History Society, local councillors and museum professionals.

The objects of Trust are:

(1) to advance education for public benefit, particularly the history of Royston and surrounding area

(2) to provide and maintain a permanent museum in Royston

(3) to care for, exhibit and interpret the museum’s Collection, and provide public access to it

(4) to provide learning experiences and activities for the education and enjoyment of the public

(5) to research, promote and publish studies of the area.

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Meet the team


Emma Canterbury
Museum Manager

Emma is responsible for overseeing the Museum's growth and development as well as managing it's daily operations. Away from the Museum, Emma is also a Scout Leader.


Sophie Riches

Sophie cares for the museum's Collection, and is responsible for curating and interpreting the exhibitions. Sophie also works as Curator for the British Orthodontics Society.


Rhian May
Museum Officer

Rhian is responsible for running the Museum at the weekends and helps to plan and run the Museum's calendar of events. Rhian is also our talented in-house graphic designer.

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