Community Projects

Malton and Norton Camera Club

In 2016, Malton Museum asked Malton and Norton District Camera Club to respond to the theme of Malton Goes to Market. The members were asked to explore creatively the local heritage and capture a snapshot of life in Malton and Norton today. The successful images then featured within the exhibition and a catalogue.

Ryedale Family History Group

The group recently assisted the museum with a research project based on an indenture, which features in the exhibition between a young boy, Fred Witty with a local baker in 1888. The report is now displayed alongside the indenture in the exhibition.

Tales of the Castle

In 2014 Malton Museum participated in a joint project with Kirkbymoorside Camera Club, Malton Castle Garden volunteers, and artist Peter Coates explore the history of Malton’s castle, through a display and magnificent sculptural feature on a newly-restored stretch of wall in the gardens.

‘How long would you survive in Roman Malton?’

Working with students from University of York to create a digital game


In May 2017, we worked with first year archaeology undergraduate students from the University of York. Tasked with the idea of creating a digital output to be used online, and potentially in the museum, the students embraced the project and the game ‘How long would you survive in Roman Malton?’ was born.

The brief given to the students was to create something to appeal to a younger audience, using Fido, our museum dog icon as the guiding figure. The students spent time with the museum volunteers, looking at objects in the store and seeing how and what the museum currently did for families and in schools. The students then pitched their ideas to the volunteers and a plan was agreed. The students would create a series of scenarios and ask the ‘player’ to make certain choices. The ultimate goal was to see if you could survive until the age of 52 years in Roman Malton.

The game was then tested with volunteers, a school group and visitors to the museum, before the final version, which you see today, was completed.

The students blogged about their experience which can be seen at

The museum was thrilled with the outcome. The game will be installed in the museum in the summer of 2017. We would like to thank the students and supervisors listed below;

Emily Pearson
Hayden Chamberlain
Marionna Sandin Catacora
Isobel Christian
With thanks to –
Sara Perry
Steve Roskams
Meghan L Dennis
Harald Fredheim
Tara Copplestone