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Event set to celebrate traditional local crafts

This weekend Ryedale Folk Museum will showcase a wide array of traditional crafts with an event supported by local artists and crafters. On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July, Ryedale Folk Museum is hosting a Traditional Crafts event and visitors are invited to come along and see the demonstrations that will be taking place all […]

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Scarecrow competition at Ryedale Folk Museum

From Ryedale Folk Museum: Get involved with our Scarecrow Competition! We invite you to make a scarecrow and submit it to our competition. The aim is to put fifty scarecrows in the museum’s grounds – one for each year we have been open. The scarecrows will be on display in the museum’s grounds from Saturday […]

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Ryedale Folk Museum Celebrates National Insect Week

Ryedale Folk Museum is holding its first ever Bug Fest! on Sunday 29 June, as part of celebrations taking place across the country for National Insect Week. The museum along with a host of other organisations will celebrate all things great about British insects with displays and activities. Children can follow the museum’s Bug Superhero […]

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Wonders of Wood event perfect for Father’s Day weekend

Ryedale Folk Museum is excited about welcoming visitors to their third annual Wonders of Wood event, which promises to be a celebration of “everything wood” as well as a great day out for all the family, this Father’s Day weekend. With something on offer for all the family the event promises to be a winner […]

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Archaeology inspires new art exhibition at museum’s gallery

Artist Paul Musgrove will display a series of striking original prints and luminous glass pieces as part of a new exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum’s gallery from Saturday 7 June until Sunday 20 July. A Hidden Landscape – Prints & Glass is an exhibition influenced by the UK’s archaeological landscape. Using archaeological data and maps […]

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WWII weekend at Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum‘s popular annual WWII weekend returns tomorrow and Sunday, with 1940′s re-enactments and displays on site all weekend.

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Life, Light, Land and Sea, exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum

Life, Light, Land and Sea is an exhibition of paintings and ceramics by local artists Chris Carbro, Sue Willmington and Jean Cunion. The works explore the varied landscapes of the North York Moors including its dramatic coastline, hidden dales and moorland tops. The exhibition can be seen in the art gallery at the Ryedale Folk […]

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Vital role of volunteers celebrated – May 5th

Ryedale Folk Museum will celebrate its long history of volunteer involvement as well as showcasing the diversity of volunteering across the area with a fun event on Monday 5 May at the museum. On 5 May, the museum is opening its doors to fourteen other groups and organisations to which volunteers make a significant contribution. […]

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Florifer: new exhibition at the Ryedale Folk Museum

“Florifer”, a new exhibition in the Gallery at the Ryedale Folk Museum opens tomorrow. Ceramicist Caroline Burton and digital artist Anita Gilham have joined forces to bring together works which depict the elegant beauty of flowering plants. From the ubiquitous dandelion to the cherished poppy, this exhibition is a celebration of nature’s garden through each […]

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A day at the museum – Ryedale Folk get-together

A start of season get-together is planned for local businesses to hear about the museum’s busy year of projects and celebrations. Local businesses including accommodation providers are being given the opportunity to hear about the Ryedale Folk Museum’s birthday plans in a special get-together on Tuesday 18 March. Presentations will be given by director Jennifer […]

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Pancake Day

Next Tuesday (March 4) is Shrove Tuesday, probably now better known as Pancake Day. If you’ve fallen out of the habit of making pancakes, or never tried, why not give it a go? It’s really quite easy, all you need for success is a steady hand and a reasonably decent frying pan. A recipe book […]

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Photo exhibition and talk at Ryedale Folk Museum

Tim Parkin’s exhibition ‘Elemental’ now in the Gallery at the Ryedale Folk Museum features a series of evocative landscape photographs from around Britain as well as other pieces which feature textures and colours of the natural world. In conjunction with this exhibition, Tim will give a talk on landscape photography in general and his practice […]

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Half term activities at Ryedale Folk Museum

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Free entry to Ryedale Folk Museum on February 18

This year the Ryedale Folk Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, with special events each month alongside the normal events programme. The first celebration of the 50th year is a thank you to the community for their support: the Museum is offering free entry to Ryedale residents all day on Tuesday February 18. To take […]

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Craft courses at Ryedale Folk Museum 2014

We’ve already listed the year’s activities for those very organised people at the Ryedale Folk Museum. Now here’s their list of craft courses on offer this year. As usual, the blog will bring you reminders from time to time, but some of these courses are very popular, so book now to be sure of a […]

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The year’s events at Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum is now re-open for the new year, so come and say hello and enjoy everything we have to offer in the museum’s 50th birthday year. The town blog will be bringing you news and details of events as the year progresses, but for those who like forward planning, here’s a list of […]

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BBC’s big Christmas drama will star North York Moors museum

Excitement is mounting for the Ryedale Folk Museum as first glimpses of the BBC’s major Christmas drama offering Death Comes to Pemberley are seen. The televised drama series will feature scenes shot at the Ryedale Folk Museum and in particular one of its picturesque thatched buildings. Cast and crew spent two days filming at the […]

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New Director for Ryedale Folk Museum

Jennifer Smith has been appointed as the new director of the Ryedale Folk Museum and foresees an exciting time ahead for this key North York Moors attraction. The Ryedale Folk Museum board is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Smith as the new director. Jennifer joins the museum from the North York Moors National […]

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Free Festive Fun at Ryedale Folk Museum

Join Ryedale Folk Museum for some FREE FESTIVE FUN! Ryedale Folk Museum celebrates another great year and its last weekend of the season by opening its doors for free, for some festive fun! After just being crowned ‘Best Small Visitor Attraction’ at The White Rose Tourism Awards, you really don’t want to miss out on […]

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Museum bid for People’s Millions on ITV news

Ryedale Folk Musuem have alerted us to the fact that their bid for a grant from the People’s Millions will be featured on ITV regional news tonight at 6.00pm, so if you want more information before you vote, there’s your chance.

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Reminder: vote for Ryedale Folk Museum to win People’s Millions

If you would like to help Ryedale Folk Museum win a grant from the People’s Millions to build a wildlife trail, remember that voting is open for ONE day only, and that day is tomorrow, MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER. For more information, see our earlier post, or the Museum’s Facebook page called ‘Walking with Wildlife’, or […]

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Christmas crafts at Ryedale Folk Museum

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Halloween Party at Ryedale Folk Musuem

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Learn how to make ‘raggy’ Christmas decorations

Brighten up your home this Christmas with new for old raggy decorations at Ryedale Folk Museum on Sunday 27th October. The workshop starts at 10.30 and runs until 3.00pm. Materials, tea and cake included. Cost £25. Information regarding this and other classes please call Jacqui on 01751 432 938. e. jacqui@moorsweb.co.uk website

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Jennifer Tetlow sculpture exhibition at the Ryedale Folk Museum

If you visited sculptor Jennifer Tetlow in Lastingham during this year’s Open Studio event, you may be pleased to know there is another opportunity to see her work, in a new exhibition at the Ryedale Folk Museum.  And if you wish, you can sign up for a special talk and tour of the exhibition, on […]

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Job – Director of Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Musuem are seeking an experienced and passionate Director with significant relevant experience of strategic, financial and personnel management and policy development, ideally in the museum or cultural sector. The key priorities for the new Director will be to develop solid foundations for the museum and put it on a sound financial, staffing, structural […]

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Dry stone wall course at Ryedale Folk Museum

If you think ‘craft courses’ all involve sitting around with cups of tea and a needle or two, think again! Hot on the heels (if you will pardon the expression) of the popular blacksmithing course at the Ryedale Folk Museum comes another heavyweight, a day course in dry stone walling. If you ever fancied giving […]

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September events at Ryedale Folk Museum

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Goldwork Embroidery Class – September 18th

Learn this beautiful craft – traditional & contemporary Goldwork embroidery at Ryedale Folk Museum in a new class starting on September 18th, 10-4.00pm. Beginners & Experienced welcome. Materials supplied therefore booking essential. If interested please contact Jacqui Kimber e. jacqui@moorsweb.co.uk Cost for the day £30.

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Create your own glass moorland scene at Ryedale Folk Musuem

Design and make your own 28cm by 14cm kilned formed glass wall hanger. Create a masterpiece with glass artist Wendy Greenwood. Your handmade piece will make a great talking point, whether for your own home or as a gift. (Please note the glass will take a week to be fired and ready for collection or […]

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