VOLUNTEERS from Malton Museum will be conducting a guided tour around the town on Saturday.

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 horse racing from the roof of York House? Or who in Malton was an MP for 10 days.

Volunteers at Malton Museum have spent the spring researching and planning a new tour focussed on and the area around the Market Place, investigating its bustling past along with introducing well-known characters from days gone by.

So, if you already know a little about Malton and wish to know more, or are new to the town and want to explore what is on your doorstep – come along, join the tour and help support the museum.

The tour, lasting 90 minutes will start at Malton Museum at 11am and costs £5 per person.

Booking is essential as places are limited – this can be done by emailing the museum on enquiries.maltonmuseum@gmail.com .

All proceeds from the tours, help fund the museum, enabling it to continuing opening free of charge.

The museum is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 4pm until Saturday, October 27 , 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 enquiries.maltonmuseum@gmail.com.