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 VIVAT Fido! Unlocking the Heritage of Malton and Norton Malton Museum Foundation announced on 6th March 2015 that it has been awarded a grant of £87,775 from Arts Council England’s Museums Resilience Fund to help fund a new and exciting programme of activities. The programme is called Vivat Fido! (after the Museum’s Roman Dog logo – based on a Malton Roman mosaic pavement). It seeks to unlock the heritage of Malton and Norton by making better use of the Museum’s extensive collections to interpret the past of the twin towns. Activities include the creation of a new exhibition for 2016 which will tell the story of Malton as a market town, first in Roman times, then from its re-founding, in the Middle Ages, up to its 21st century fame as a food town. This will be in the Subscription Rooms in Yorkersgate. “This marvellous grant will allow us to employ a Community Development Officer, build a stronger and better volunteer work force and extend our outreach work to both adults and children” said Peter Addyman, chairman of the Museum’s Trustees. “We shall be able to make much better use of the Museum’s rich collections.” The museum already offers heritage-based events for local groups and in-school demonstrations using archaeological finds. These services will be extended. Sarah Maxfield, Area Director, North, of Arts Council England, said:
“Our Museum resilience fund supports museums by enabling them to become more sustainable and robust, whatever their size, and helping them to offer improved experiences for both audiences and artists. I’m delighted that 27 museums across the North have been awarded a total of £3.7 million in this round and look forward to seeing the results of this funding in future. The Arts Council’s aim is to achieve great art and culture for everyone – the North has some fantastic museums across the area which between them reach thousands of visitors each year, therefore greatly supporting our mission.” Further comment:
Margaret Shaw (Outreach officer) 01653-697845)
Peter Addyman (Chairman, Malton Museum Foundation) 01904-624311
INFORMATION FOR RESEARCHERS Researchers are welcome to use the museum collections either for their own work or to further the work of the museum. Please contact the Community Development Officer on 01653 691262 for further details or to make an appointment.
Malton Museum is housed in the Subscription Rooms, Yorkersgate, Malton YO17 7AB. View Open Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Open 30th April - 29th October 2016 Family fun weekend Saturday 30th - Monday 2nd May See our 'Get Involved' page to find out how you can help support the Museum

Malton Museum, an Accredited Museum and a Registered Charity, is Ryedale’s major archaeological museum. The museum has been kindly invited to establish a presence in the Subscription rooms on the Yorkersgate side of the Milton Rooms YO17 7AB. View It holds a nationally important collection of Roman artefacts, mainly from the Malton Roman fort and town, and from Langton villa, a few miles away. The museum also holds archaeological material of all periods from across Ryedale. In addition to objects relating to the area’s Roman past there are items belonging to more recent periods, including artefacts connected with horse racing, brewing and other aspects of local life. The range of objects includes coins, pottery, weaponry and even a jet bear. These unique snapshots of Ryedale’s past are rotated regularly in the museum’s two exhibition rooms and brought to life with a regular programme of fun and hands on activities for all visitors.


Malton Museum Foundation

Registered Charity Number 508224

Supported by

Museum Development Yorkshire

Malton Town Council

Norton Town Council