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Visit the Herts Heritage Roadshow on Friday 3rd June

Friday 27 May 2016

This half term Herts Heritage Roadshow is coming to Royston!  Join us in Royston library on Friday 3rd June for a day of free talks and activities which will explore local and family history.

This event has been created by Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies (HALS), working in partnership with Royston Museum, Hertfordshire Association of Museums and Royston Library with the aim of raising awareness of both local heritage and what the county archives and local studies library have to offer to people living in and around Royston.

On the day you will find a family history expert from HALS offering free family history advice surgeries and demonstrating and both of which can be accessed free of charge in Hertfordshire Libraries.

In the Information Centre in the Library, you will find displays and stalls from HALS, Royston Museum and the local history society. There will be mystery objects to identify and dressing up in historic costume for the little ones. Don’t miss our goody bag, brimming with ideas and information about the history of local area and how to get involved.

Throughout the day, there will be short talks about various aspects of local history and research resources for local people. These will include a special talk on the mysterious Royston Cave! No booking is required and all talks will run both morning and afternoon. There is something for everyone, so do come along and bring your friends!Royston Museum image, Hertfordshire County Council and HAM logos

This event is one of a series of roadshow events created by Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies working in partnership with museums and libraries around the county. 

The Museum Explorer Passport is launching on the 28th of May!

Friday 20 May 2016

Child holding Museum Explorer PassportThis summer, take a family journey through the rich and exciting history of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex with a free Museum Explorer Passport. Collect yours from a participating local museum and begin your expedition through time, taking in the Roman invasion, the magic of steam railways and the rapid rise of the industrial age. Museums throughout the three counties are running holiday events, activities and trails for families. Go along and get your passport stamped at each museum you visit and take part in our challenges. Your child will get a stamp for each challenge they complete and they will receive a special sticker for completing their challenges.

The passport has been created in partnership with museums across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex with the aim of encouraging families to visit museums. It aims to show families how many great museums there are on their doorstep, providing a range of fantastic, affordable activities during the holidays.

39 museums from the 3 counties are participating including 12 from Hertfordshire:

  • The British Schools Museum in Hitchin
  • Knebworth House
  • Much Hadham Forge Museum
  • The Natural History Museum at Tring
  • Royston and District Museum & Art Gallery
  • Stevenage Museum
  • Watford Museum
  • Verulamium Museum in St Albans
  • Mill Green Museum & Mill in Hatfield
  • Welwyn Roman Baths
  • Ware Museum
  • Lowewood Museum

You can pick up a passport anytime from the end of May and the explorer scheme will run throughout the summer.

Find out more on the Museum Explorer Passport Facebook page, twitter and website.  


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