Richmondshire Museum

Richmondshire Museum Richmondshire local history museum. Telling the story of Richmond and its people from early times until the present day.
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Today is the 70th Anniversary of Disney's wonderful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and here at the museum shop we hav...
26/07/2021

Today is the 70th Anniversary of Disney's wonderful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and here at the museum shop we have some gorgeous Alice inspired gifts to suit all budgets, so why not pop down and have a look.

Today is the 70th Anniversary of Disney's wonderful adaptation of Alice in Wonderland and here at the museum shop we have some gorgeous Alice inspired gifts to suit all budgets, so why not pop down and have a look.

If you have a few spare hours a week.
21/07/2021

If you have a few spare hours a week.

We desperately need new volunteers for all aspects of the museum, including joining our management committee that meet once a month and use this time to make sure the museum puts its best foot forward into the future. Please can all friends on this page share this post with their friends. Thankyou.

The mayor of Richmond, Councillor Bob White, came to open up the museum and welcome its first visitors for the 2021 seas...
19/07/2021

The mayor of Richmond, Councillor Bob White, came to open up the museum and welcome its first visitors for the 2021 season.

The mayor of Richmond, Councillor Bob White, came to open up the museum and welcome its first visitors for the 2021 season.

We are open from 10.30 today.  Just to let everyone know that we are asking everyone to wear masks if possible when they...
19/07/2021

We are open from 10.30 today.
Just to let everyone know that we are asking everyone to wear masks if possible when they are inside the museum, there are hand sanitizing stations around the museum, please keep 2 Catterick Lions apart and there is a one way system in place.
Please keep yourselves and our volunteers safe.
Thankyou.

We are open from 10.30 today.
Just to let everyone know that we are asking everyone to wear masks if possible when they are inside the museum, there are hand sanitizing stations around the museum, please keep 2 Catterick Lions apart and there is a one way system in place.
Please keep yourselves and our volunteers safe.
Thankyou.

Coinciding with the reopening, we are running a tombola.  £2 for 5 tickets.  0s and 5s are winners and you take the priz...
17/07/2021

Coinciding with the reopening, we are running a tombola. £2 for 5 tickets. 0s and 5s are winners and you take the prize away with you. Call in and try your luck plus you will be supporting your local museum.

Coinciding with the reopening, we are running a tombola. £2 for 5 tickets. 0s and 5s are winners and you take the prize away with you. Call in and try your luck plus you will be supporting your local museum.

There is an article in todays Darlington and Stockton Times about the museum.
16/07/2021

There is an article in todays Darlington and Stockton Times about the museum.

There is an article in todays Darlington and Stockton Times about the museum.

New this season, we have family activity bags. Packed full of puzzles and games for children to do while at the museum o...
16/07/2021

New this season, we have family activity bags. Packed full of puzzles and games for children to do while at the museum or at home after your visit. There are 7 to collect, each a different subject.
One free for each child when they visit.

New this season, we have family activity bags. Packed full of puzzles and games for children to do while at the museum or at home after your visit. There are 7 to collect, each a different subject.
One free for each child when they visit.

Richmondshire Museum is reopening on Monday 19th July.10.30am last entry 4pm. Closing 4.30pm. Monday to Thursday  Every ...
15/07/2021

Richmondshire Museum is reopening on Monday 19th July.
10.30am last entry 4pm.
Closing 4.30pm.
Monday to Thursday
Every other Friday morning and Saturday at the moment.
Adults £4
Concessions and students £3.50
Season Ticket £7.50
Children under 16 FREE.

Richmondshire Museum is reopening on Monday 19th July.
10.30am last entry 4pm.
Closing 4.30pm.
Monday to Thursday
Every other Friday morning and Saturday at the moment.
Adults £4
Concessions and students £3.50
Season Ticket £7.50
Children under 16 FREE.

For anyone interested in local history and archaeology.
14/07/2021
Richmond950 Archaeology Dig

For anyone interested in local history and archaeology.

As one of the centrepieces of the Richmond 950 celebrations, local archaeology company, Solstice Heritage, are running an excavation in Richmond Castle, which is open to volunteers.

The Discovery Centre, which is dedicated to our younger visitors hasnt been left out of the make over.  The shop counter...
12/07/2021

The Discovery Centre, which is dedicated to our younger visitors hasnt been left out of the make over. The shop counter has been lowered for safer play and lots has been added to the area.
Dont forget it will be free entry for children to the museum when we reopen.

The Discovery Centre, which is dedicated to our younger visitors hasnt been left out of the make over. The shop counter has been lowered for safer play and lots has been added to the area.
Dont forget it will be free entry for children to the museum when we reopen.

The new Georgian parlour is ready for a Georgian lady's afternoon tea.
04/07/2021

The new Georgian parlour is ready for a Georgian lady's afternoon tea.

The new Georgian parlour is ready for a Georgian lady's afternoon tea.

One of the new exhibits that can be seen when the museum opens next month.
28/06/2021

One of the new exhibits that can be seen when the museum opens next month.

One of the new exhibits that can be seen when the museum opens next month.

16/06/2021

We were hoping to open the museum on the 21st when restrictions were lifted but unfortunately we now have to wait until the 19th July.
Please keep checking back for updates.

15/05/2021

please could anyone who has visited the museum in the past leave a review on our fb page.
It will help us attract future visitors.

The museum is slowly coming back to life ready for opening soon, but so is our beautiful garden.  It's a lovely place to...
02/05/2021

The museum is slowly coming back to life ready for opening soon, but so is our beautiful garden. It's a lovely place to sit for a while when you are out for a walk.
Thankyou to Sylvia Macey waugh for the photo.

The museum is slowly coming back to life ready for opening soon, but so is our beautiful garden. It's a lovely place to sit for a while when you are out for a walk.
Thankyou to Sylvia Macey waugh for the photo.

It's over 80 years since the formation of the Home Guard and we have put together a wonderful exhibition to celebrate ou...
25/04/2021

It's over 80 years since the formation of the Home Guard and we have put together a wonderful exhibition to celebrate our local factions. We will be keeping this exhibition for the next year.

We have so many talented volunteers that help at the museum.  This plinth has been made from scratch for part of the Civ...
16/04/2021

We have so many talented volunteers that help at the museum. This plinth has been made from scratch for part of the Civil War exhibition.

We have so many talented volunteers that help at the museum. This plinth has been made from scratch for part of the Civil War exhibition.

The finishing touches to the galleries are just about complete. Here are a couple of photos showing new exhibits
15/04/2021

The finishing touches to the galleries are just about complete. Here are a couple of photos showing new exhibits

Something to do on a sunny Easter Sunday.
04/04/2021

Something to do on a sunny Easter Sunday.

A new leaflet featuring unknown walks around #Richmond is launched this month. It will lead visitors and residents to new vantage points from which they can see the town’s castle – as well as learn more about its Norman origins.

‘Castle Walks’, which has been produced by the Richmondshire Ramblers to coincide with the Richmond 950 celebrations this year, has been supported by Richmondshire District Council with a £600 grant from its #AreaPartnership grant scheme.

“We hope this new leaflet will encourage local people to explore the town more and see the castle from one of our four suggested vantage points,” said Richmond Ramblers Secretary and Project Lead, Janet Milburn.

“And when restrictions allow visitors back into the district we are ready to point them in the same direction! We want to enhance Richmond as a tourist destination as well as a place for educational visits – this new leaflet is ideal for secondary students on a field trip.”

Richmond950 celebrates 950 years since Richmond Castle was built and the town built up around it – organisers are planning a host of events once covid19 restrictions allow.

Richmondshire District Council’s Area Partnership grant scheme sees each of the five partnerships – serving Central Richmondshire, Lower Wensleydale, The Garrison, North Richmondshire and the Upper Dales – able to allocate cash from a £50,000 pot to schemes that will benefit the community.

Download a copy of the walking guide via this link:
https://www.richmondshireramblers.org.uk/images/group/Forthcomingevents/Richmond950/Richmond_Castle_Walks_-_Final.pdf

The coins that were found in Skeeby are now part of a new exhibition depicting the building of Richmond Castle.
23/02/2021

The coins that were found in Skeeby are now part of a new exhibition depicting the building of Richmond Castle.

The coins that were found in Skeeby are now part of a new exhibition depicting the building of Richmond Castle.

Without our usual fundraising events this past year things are a little tight.Every little helps.  Please share with you...
05/02/2021
Help raise £8000 to Help Richmondshire Museum lose the leaks.

Without our usual fundraising events this past year things are a little tight.
Every little helps. Please share with your friends.

Weʼre raising money to Help Richmondshire Museum lose the leaks.. Support this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page.

We desperately need  new volunteers for all aspects of the museum, including joining our management committee that meet ...
04/02/2021

We desperately need new volunteers for all aspects of the museum, including joining our management committee that meet once a month and use this time to make sure the museum puts its best foot forward into the future. Please can all friends on this page share this post with their friends. Thankyou.

We desperately need new volunteers for all aspects of the museum, including joining our management committee that meet once a month and use this time to make sure the museum puts its best foot forward into the future. Please can all friends on this page share this post with their friends. Thankyou.

The new Saxon display board, using three Anglo Saxon buckles along with a display showing the Easby cross fragments.One ...
27/01/2021

The new Saxon display board, using three Anglo Saxon buckles along with a display showing the Easby cross fragments.
One of the buckles has the remains of bird designs likened to the artwork on the board.
The original Easby cross fragments are now in the V&A Museum in London. The fragments were found in St Agatha's Church at Easby.

The new Saxon display board, using three Anglo Saxon buckles along with a display showing the Easby cross fragments.
One of the buckles has the remains of bird designs likened to the artwork on the board.
The original Easby cross fragments are now in the V&A Museum in London. The fragments were found in St Agatha's Church at Easby.

Zoe is working on a small exhibition of a new acquisition, a coin hoard that was found in Skeeby.It's taking time and pa...
20/01/2021

Zoe is working on a small exhibition of a new acquisition, a coin hoard that was found in Skeeby.
It's taking time and patience so stay tuned in the next few days for the finished article.

Zoe is working on a small exhibition of a new acquisition, a coin hoard that was found in Skeeby.
It's taking time and patience so stay tuned in the next few days for the finished article.

Everyone at the museum would like to wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.We hope to see you all after A...
23/12/2020

Everyone at the museum would like to wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.
We hope to see you all after April 1st when, virus permitting we will be opening again with our new and updated exhibits.

Zoe and some of the volunteers have been very busy in the museum, this is our new georgian exhibit. It's all ready for a...
07/12/2020

Zoe and some of the volunteers have been very busy in the museum, this is our new georgian exhibit. It's all ready for afternoon tea.

If you can, please support Richmondshire Museum.
30/11/2020

If you can, please support Richmondshire Museum.

As we havent had any coffee mornings this past year we thought we would hold a Christmas raffle to raise some funds for the museum.
Tickets are £2 a strip. The draw will be filmed and uploaded to the museum fb page on the 15th Dec with a list of winning numbers. Prizes can be collected on the 17th or delivered if local.
Payment by cheque or cash in an envelope with Raffle and details marked on front through museum letterbox or paypal [email protected]
Will put names on tickets and send photo if proof needed so social distancing is kept.
Thankyou for supporting Richmondshire Museum.

This bell was the Richmond Toll Booth Bell.  The toll booth was in the market place and the folk who looked after tradin...
22/11/2020

This bell was the Richmond Toll Booth Bell. The toll booth was in the market place and the folk who looked after trading (weights and measures) in the town were based in the toll booth.
The bell was on the roof and was rung at the start and close of trading each day.
The tollbooth was re built in the 1760s and the bell could of been cast then but there are no identifying marks as to who made it or when.
We would love to know if anyone has any information about the bell?
Was it cast in Richmond?

As we havent had any coffee mornings this past year we thought we would hold a Christmas raffle to raise some funds for ...
19/11/2020

As we havent had any coffee mornings this past year we thought we would hold a Christmas raffle to raise some funds for the museum.
Tickets are £2 a strip. The draw will be filmed and uploaded to the museum fb page on the 15th Dec with a list of winning numbers. Prizes can be collected on the 17th or delivered if local.
Payment by cheque or cash in an envelope with Raffle and details marked on front through museum letterbox or paypal [email protected]
Will put names on tickets and send photo if proof needed so social distancing is kept.
Thankyou for supporting Richmondshire Museum.

Can anyone help with information?The oven was made in Richmond by Joseph Bradwell’s whose dates are c1762-1837. He set u...
18/11/2020

Can anyone help with information?
The oven was made in Richmond by Joseph Bradwell’s whose dates are c1762-1837. He set up a foundry at what was then the bottom of the garden of his house in Frenchgate, which had access from what we know as Queens Road. This oven gas neoclassical ‘Adam’ style motifs, typical of the period, on its door as well as Bradwell’s name and we think it was made around 1800. We would like to know more about Joseph Bradwell and ironfounding/ironmongering in Richmondshire but also about early kitchen ranges.

With the museum having to be closed due to covid this year it has given us an opportunity to get up to date with jobs.Th...
18/11/2020

With the museum having to be closed due to covid this year it has given us an opportunity to get up to date with jobs.
The windows are getting painted at the moment.
The Fountain is having a little restoration too.
Lots of work going on inside also
We are all looking forward to when we can open and you can all see the new exhibitions.

05/10/2020

We would like to say hello and thankyou to all our new fb friends for joining us. The page is pretty quiet at the moment with the museum been closed but behind the closed doors its busy, busy busy.
Please keep an eye out for updates and we hope to see you all next season.

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Ryders Wynd
Richmond
DL10 4JA

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Opening times - 2nd April to end of October Daily 10.30am to 4.30pm (last admission 4.00pm) There is a small admission charge.

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Our Cruck House, just a small peek inside whilst our doors are still closed. We are missing all our lovely volunteers and visitors. The dog is not so chatty xx
Please note booking is now closed for this event. We will put one on again in the future if you missed out xx
Here is another picture from today 😊😊
We have had fun making dreams catcher and chain Dragon today 😊. Thank you to all of the staff, you were all friendly and helpful!! X
Collections and Memories Day, Saturday 9th of June 1pm till 6pm, Richmond Town Hall - Do you have a link to the cell block graffiti or Richmond Castle in the 20th century? Was your father, grandfather or great-grandfather one of the many conscientious objectors held in the cells during World War One? Or one of the Green Howards who wrote on the walls during World War Two? Did you play in the cells as a child or remember people in the barrack block before it was demolished? At this event you can search the griffiti catalogue for family names, share your memories or show us castle related objects and historical documents that you might have and help us build an archive of 20th century history linked to the castle. If you would like to contact us about this event please email [email protected] This event is part of the Cell Block project which is funded by the Hertiage Lottery Fund. for more information on the Cell block project please go to http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/…/ri…/cell-block-project/
Thank you to all of the staff at Richmondshire Museum, you made our STAYCATION day. The museum is a real gem as are the volunteers and staff... 😊