Museums Service serves up tasty tales from the past this Sunday (7 October)

Tue, 02 Oct 2018

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Museums Service will have a stall in Saturday Market at the annual Beverley Food Festival this year, organised by Beverley Town Council. Taking place on Sunday, 7 October, 2018 (from 9.00am -4.30pm), the event is a showcase for locally produced food and drink.

As part of the service’s community engagement programme, visitors will be able to pick up information on forthcoming exhibitions and events across the five museum sites run by the council, talk to staff about museum collections and look at a variety of food related objects from various historical periods. Said Dr. David Marchant, museums registrar with the council: ‘This is an opportunity for local people to engage with the museums service outside of our usual sites and learn more about the services we provide.’

The council has secured four years of funding from Arts Council England to try and diversify its museum offer and make collections more accessible in a variety of ways. Said Dr. Marchant: ‘The museums team would be very happy to talk to you on the day about our museum sites, collections and current projects. We are also continuing our programme of collecting images of East Riding places and people. So if anyone has any family photographs, postcards etc. that they would like to loan to us for inclusion on our publicly accessible website, we would be happy to see you on the day. All photographs will be copied and returned to you as soon as possible after the festival.’

On the same day at the Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley, in partnership with York Archaeological Trust, the Museums Service is hosting a complementary event with storytelling sessions at 1.30pm and 3.00pm called Tasty Tales at the Treasure House.

Join a storyteller at the Treasure House to explore tasty tales of the Wolds and help to tell the stories of local people and their favourite foods. The Wolds has been home to farmers and foragers for thousands of years, bringing delicious meals and local recipes to our tables. Tell your own stories of favourite foods, home cooking and mealtime traditions and help continue the tale of eating through the ages in the Yorkshire Wolds.

Staff from the Treasure House will be on-hand from 10am-1.30pm to take people through the stone-age technologies used by the oldest inhabitants of the Wolds. The Museum at the Treasure House will also be open to the public from 10.00am-4.00pm.

Pre-booking is essential for children attending the ‘Tasty Tales’ storytelling workshops as spaces are limited. Book online now: