Unable to make Malton Open Day, but would love to hear about some of the town’s history? As a town full of stories, Malton has its very own museum littered with an abundance of information, artefacts and memories, offering the public an opportunity to understand the foundations of one of horseracing’s key racing centres. 

The museum offers interactive tours, usually delivered on an evening when the town is quiet, to ensure visitors see as much of Yorkshire’s food capital as possible. Through the use of audio headsets, visitors can expect to gain an in-depth insight into Maltons history, visit popular historic locations and have the opportunity to ask any questions of the museum’s tour guides and historians.

As a popular destination for anyone with an interest in horses, the museum offers a specific horse-related tour showcasing the strong connection that Malton has with horses that date back to before Roman Times. Many of the coaching inns are still recognisable, and several are the foundations of today’s booming racing centre. It isn’t a coincidence that Malton was known to have more stables than beds!

If you can’t make the Open Day this year or would like to further your understanding of the importance of the horse in the town, be sure to join the team at the museum for one of their tours on Tuesday 25th July or Tuesday 22nd August, both running at 7pm. To find out more about Malton Museum or to book your tickets for the tour, visit the website here.