2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life in Pickering. The museum is housed in a grade II* listed building which was inherited by the agriculturalist William Marshall in 1816. He set about converting the building to create England’s first agricultural college, but died in 1818 before his project came […]
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Beck Isle Museum in Pickering is hoping to recruit new volunteers, and invites you to go along tomorrow morning to find out more about the volunteer roles now available, have a cup of tea, and meet some of the staff and current volunteers. 2017 is the Museum’s 50th anniversary so there are plenty of events, […]
New seasons’s attractions for 2017 Beck Isle Museum will reopen on Saturday, February 18th for the 2017 season. We will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through February and March and then switch to summer hours from April onwards, with a closing time of 5 p.m. Our volunteers are busy cleaning and updating […]
As a special gesture to mark the commemoration of the anniversary of WWI, Beck Isle Museum is offering half price entry to anyone in uniform or 1940s dress over the three days of the Pickering War Weekend. Inside the museum, we shall have on view our fantastic commemorative WWI display, covering 10 display cabinets with […]
Beck Isle’s WWI exhibitions are now virtually complete and will be finalised in the next few days. There are currently nine different areas displaying WWI information and artifacts already open to the public for viewing. There is just some fine detail and labelling along with the last cabinet to complete which will feature Dr. Murphy […]
Then the Beck Isle Museum in Pickering could really do with your help. The museum is holding a display of pre 1970’s transport from Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th June as part of the Pickering 60s Festival. If you have a Tractor, Car, Commercial Vehicle, Land Rover or Bicycle and would like to help us […]
A special offer only for Ryedale residents visiting the Beck Isle Museum. On production of proof of residency (utility bill etc.) Ryedale residents will be admitted at half price to Beck Isle Museum throughout 2014. This offer also applies to all our special craft demonstrations and other days such as dinosaur and fossil days taking […]
The Beck Isle Museum in Pickering is offering Ryedale residents a 50 per cent discount on admission prices in a bid to encourage more local visitors. Figures have revealed that just four per cent of people visiting the local history museum live in Pickering, while eight per cent are from Ryedale. Manager Rodge Dowson said […]
Photo by Geoff King for Geograph Photographers are invited to enter a competition to highlight Ryedale’s people and places. Beck Isle Museum in Pickering has launched the competition which will run until the end of August. Manager Rodge Dowson said all images would go on display at the museum with members of the public invited […]
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