Royston & District
Museum & Art Gallery

5 Lower King Street, Royston, Hertfordshire  SG8 5AL

Museum History
Museum Trail
The Royston Tapestry
Exhibitions & Events
Friends of the
Gifts & Greetings
Books &
How to find us

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Location and Access  


By road: Royston provides a crossroads for the A10 (London-Cambridge), the A505 (Luton-Newmarket) and the A1198 (from Huntingdon).  The A1(M) trunk road and the M11 motorway are nearby.  Parking is available at the Civic Centre car park, King James Way (off Melbourn Road);  The Warren;  Fish Hill and Market Hill and Princes Mews (off Baldock Street).

By rail: There are frequent services from London Kings Cross or Cambridge. Turn right on exit from Royston station and the Museum is about five minutes' walk away up Kneesworth Street.

By bus:  There are services from London (Victoria coach station), Cambridge and Luton. 

Opening Hours
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
10 am - 4.45 pm throughout the year. 
Closed Christmas and New Year)
Bank Holiday Sundays & Mondays
(Easter to September) 2 pm - 4.45 pm.
Other times by arrangement with the Curator.

Admission - free but donations are appreciated and are used to support the Museum Collection

Victorian post box
now used for Donations

The Museum has no restaurant facilities, but there are several eating places in the vicinity which cater for all tastes and age groups.

Owing to limited space there are no public toilet facilities in the Museum, but there are public conveniences nearby.

Information for Visitors with mobility problems
We regret that the nature of the building does not allow a stairlift to be installed therefore we are unable to provide access to the upper galleries. However, there is a ramp for ease of access to the ground floor exhibition hall and the layout of the display cases has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. In addition a bell has been placed on the courtyard wall beside the entrance to the museum so as to enable wheelchair users to summon assistance from the staff if necessary.
Slide presentations of exhibitions on the upper floor and the Tapestry are available for viewing, and our display texts have been printed according to advice from the RNIB.

The Museum Shop

Museum Shop
The Museum has a shop which sells inexpensive souvenirs (see Gifts and Greetings and Books and Booklets), postcards and books, and will provide you on request with a free Town Guide and Town Trail leaflet showing buildings of interest in the town.

The museum leaflet is also freely available in French, Italian, German, and Spanish/Portuguese

   Curator:  Sarah Russell        
Grateful acknowledgements are made to the following for permission to use copyright material: 
Freda Wright, Martin Kaszak, Colin Clark, Royston Crow newspaper, Brian Sawford, Les Smith
Website designed by Carole Kaszak and Christine Whitbourn



Tel:  01763 242587        Email the Museum Curator