How well do you know Malton? Join Malton Museum volunteers as they launch a monthly tour of Malton, revealing the dark, hidden secrets of the past as well as interesting quirks about the town.
Did you know Malton had a spa? Or that so much butter was traded through Malton that special legislation was passed by Parliament in 1743 to control the butter trade? Do you know who might have watched the horse racing from the roof of York House? Or who in Malton was an MP for 10 whole days!
Thanks to National Lottery Players volunteers at Malton Museum have spent the Spring researching and planning a new tour focussed around the Market Place, exploring its bustling past along with introducing well-known characters from the days gone by. Earlier this month the volunteers received training from York Tours and are now ready to launch the tours to the public.
These interesting tours will start and end at the Museum and will be running on the following dates.
Saturday 11th August 11am – 12.30noon
Saturday 15th September 11am – 12.30pm
Saturday 13th October 11am – 12.30pm
Saturday 10th November 11am – 12.30pm
Booking is essential as places are limited – which can be done by emailing the museum on [email protected] .
Additional dates may be added if demand is high. The tours will also be available for groups wanting to embark on something a little different this summer on prearranged dates.
All proceeds from the tours, goes back into the museum, enabling it to remain open and free entry to the public.
So, if you know a little about Malton already and want to know more or are new to the town and want to find out what is on your doorstep – come along and book on a tour.
The museum is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 4pm, entry is free. This project is part of Malton Museum’s, Malton Goes to Market which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more details, please visit www.maltonmuseum.co.uk or contact the museum at [email protected].