Royston history society celebrates 50th birthday

Royston and District Local History Society

Royston and District Local History Society - Credit: Archant

A Royston society that helped set up the town’s museum will celebrate its 50th birthday next week.

Royston Museum in its early days in the town hall.

Royston Museum in its early days in the town hall. - Credit: Archant

Royston and District Local History Society was established by three eager history buffs back in 1965, and due to its growing collection, a small room at the back of the town hall was opened as a museum in 1976.

By 1984 the museum was established in the United Reformed Church Schoolroom, funded by Royston Town Council. The five Trustees continued to manage the collection and the society provided volunteers to help the first appointed curator.

A spokeswoman said: “The society has achieved its aim to have a museum in Royston, which now includes art gallery in its title.

“As we celebrate 50 years, we look forward to more achievements and the continued success of our society.”

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The history society meets in The Heritage Hall, Town Hall between October and May, on the first Thursday of the month at 8pm.

Admission is free to members and £2 for visitors.

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If you would like to join, find out more by visiting the website at

The society will hold birthday celebrations on Thursday, May 7. in the Oak Room in The Old Bull Inn in High Street.

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