See & Do

See & Do

A Sense of Place…

Our 2024 exhibition is called “A Sense of Place”

A visit to Malton Museum will help you to understand how the past has shaped the towns of Malton and Norton we see today, and for our younger visitors, there is some fun to be had along the way!

There is a rich and important history in the towns of Malton and Norton, including

Settlement, Roman occupation, Monasteries, war, growth, industry, expansion and innovation.

The exhibition will give a TIMELINE of the towns from prehistory through the Roman occupation, on through Medieval development up to the Victorian era.

The exhibition tells how!

Themes for 2024

We take a look at Roman and Victorian jet.  This display includes contributions from local people.

The importance of butter to the history of Malton as a market town.

We have a display from the Masonic Lodge, showing artefacts and information on the work that they do for charity.

What else?

Our objects and information boards relating to our Racing History have been refreshed.

There are lots of hands-on activities for children and families too.  These include: Fido’s I-Spy trail, dress-up like a Roman Legionary Soldier, Historic Top Trumps, mini Roman dig.

Remember – every object tells a story

What else is there to do?

Treat yourself to a gift from our small retail shop.

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

Visitor Comments:

Before you leave, please make an entry in the comments book so that we know you thoughts about the museum.

Here are what some of our recent visitors have written:

Great to find out more about Malton’s history.  Very informative. Thank you.

Wonderful little hidden gem.

Very informative education boards. A lot of thought has gone into the exhibition. Enjoyable and informative.

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Previous Exhibitions at Malton Museum

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