Malton Museum has been awarded a grant of £50,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, to commission consultants to undertake a feasibility study for a new home for the museum in Malton. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the government’s levelling up agenda and is providing £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025.
The museum was founded almost 90 years ago but has never had a permanent home for its nationally significant collection of predominantly Roman artefacts. It is currently located in the town’s Milton Rooms but the space limits the museum’s displays and its ability to welcome more visitors.
Malton is fortunate in possessing a number of popular attractions including the biannual food festival, the recently upgraded Milton Rooms and the refurbished Wesley Centre as well as the Woodhams Stone Collection, which is located in Norton.
The museum hopes a new home will allow it to add even more quality and choice to the town’s existing visitor offer.
This funding is hugely welcome and incredibly well deserved. Malton Museum undertakes extensive outreach in our community to showcase the rich history of the area - it's crucial that the nationally significant collection of artefacts are available for generations to come. I look forward to supporting the museum on this exciting new journey.
People are very welcome to submit their thoughts and ideas by emailing the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.