Planning your visit

What to see and do – Current Exhibitions

A visit to Malton Museum helps visitors to understand how the past has shaped the towns of Malton and Norton we see today.

There are currently two exhibitions:

Malton Horse Power: learn about the long association between the Malton area and horses, from Iron Age chariot burials through the cavalry of the Roman army to the successful racing industry of today.  There will be frequent changes of the objects on display throughout the duration of the exhibition.  In the entrance hall there is a display of photographs submitted by members of the public of them with their horse – if you would like to submit your own photo to appear here, take a look at the You and Your Horse Selfie Project.

Malton Timeline: find out more about the history of Malton and its surrounding area through the millennia, from Prehistoric discoveries, the important Roman fort that stood on what is now Orchard Field and from medieval times through to the more recent past.  So that we can put on show more of the Museum’s extensive Roman collection, the objects on display in the cases will be changed from time to time.

Things to Do

The exhibitions contain ‘hands on’ activities for younger, and older, visitors. These include a quern stone with which to have a go at grinding your own flour, period costumes for dressing up in, and two trails for children in which Fido, the museum’s dog, guides them around the displays. Two different town trails are available to purchase: a leaflet format aimed at adults and backpacks which contain a trail and activities for families to enjoy.

Check our Events pages for a variety of further activities, including those specifically targeted to adults or families.

And finally, before you leave (and have visited our small retail shop), please make an entry into the comments book so we know your thoughts about the museum.

What our visitors are saying

Brilliant little place- very interesting and hands on for the kids.

Excellent exhibition. Really enjoyed learning more about Malton and the interactive displays really helped to convey the practices of time. Thank you!

Interesting and informative. Lived in Malton all my life and so much history I did not know about. Thank you Malton Museum.