Festive wishes from everybody at Ryedale Folk Museum This weekend’s festivities celebrated the last days of our 50th anniversary season. We are now closed for 2014 but are busily preparing, ready for our 51st season in 2015. We would like to thank everybody for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back next […]
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From Ryedale Folk Museum: FREE ENTRY ALL WEEKEND! Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December, 10:30 – 15:30 We thought it would be really nice to give you the chance to create your own festive pictures this year, which can then be used digitally as, perhaps, an e-card, or printed out and decorated to create […]
On Friday 31st October Ryedale Folk Museum is inviting you to experience their enchanted grounds at night – with plenty of strange goings on! Ryedale Folk Museum’s popular annual family Halloween Party is back! Witches, zombies, ghosts and fairies alike are all invited to attend the spooktacular party where young visitors will be kept captivated […]
With the festive season fast approaching, Ryedale Folk Museum is offering the perfect opportunity to kick-start your creative Christmas with a programme of craft courses. Ryedale Folk Museum is championing handmade gifts for Christmas this year and is encouraging visitors to plan early and ‘make your own’. The museum is offering a selection of Christmas […]
From Ryedale Folk Museum The Morris Minor Car Rally, which has been organised by York Morris Minor Club, returns for its fifth year! There will be over 40 cars, of all makes and models on display including Morris Minors, Austin 1800’s, BMW Isetta’s, Sinclair C5 and everything in-between! The event takes place from 10.00am to […]
From Ryedale Folk Museum: North Yorkshire’s Lord-Lieutenant Lord Crathorne officially marked the 50th birthday of Ryedale Folk Museum with a festive celebration attended by volunteers, staff, life members and dignitaries. First opened in 1964, the Ryedale Folk Museum has grown from very humble beginnings and now stands at six acres, with twenty heritage buildings and […]
Ryedale Folk Museum is gearing up for a weekend of fun and frolics as part of its 60s and Scarecrows event for the public.The museum hopes that visitors will get into the spirit and help the museum celebrate its first half century. First opening as a museum in 1964, the museum shares an anniversary year […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ryedale Folk Museum‘s popular annual WWII weekend returns tomorrow and Sunday, with 1940’s re-enactments and displays on site all weekend.
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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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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