Ryerss Museum & Library

Ryerss Museum & Library A Victorian Museum & Library. Come Experience a Victorian legacy! FREE We also have a circulating library that's free and open to the public.
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Built in 1859 by Joseph Ryerss, the Ryerss Museum showcases a huge array of art, furniture, and other objects from around the world. Located in beautiful Burholme Park, Ryerss is the perfect place to visit over the weekend to learn the history of the Ryerss family and see the amazing things they collected. We also have many fun activities here:

1st Saturday of Every Month, 11:00-3:00: Used book s

ale in the basement
2nd Saturday of Every Month, 1:00-2:30: Crafts Activity for children

Activities are subject to change; please call or email ahead to confirm. We are located near the intersection of Cottman and Central Avenues, on top of the hill at 7370 Central Avenue. We hope to see you soon!

Wishing a happy and healthy New Year to all!  We can't wait to see all of our friends for a new year of exciting events!...
01/01/2024

Wishing a happy and healthy New Year to all! We can't wait to see all of our friends for a new year of exciting events!

Image from the Ryerss card collection

12/28/2023

Ryerss Museum and Library will be closed tomorrow, Dec. 29 due to staff illness, and the rest of the weekend for the holiday. We will reopen Friday, Jan. 5, 2024.

See you next year!

These wonderful photos of Ryerss were shared with us by Jason Wybranski using his Christmas present, a drone. Thank you ...
12/27/2023

These wonderful photos of Ryerss were shared with us by Jason Wybranski using his Christmas present, a drone. Thank you Jason. They are fantastic!

Wishing a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!Image from the Ryerss' Christmas card collection.
12/25/2023

Wishing a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

Image from the Ryerss' Christmas card collection.

Ryerss Museum and Library's holiday hours are:Saturday, 12/23 and Sunday, 12/24 : CLOSEDFriday, 12/29: OPENSaturday, 12/...
12/22/2023

Ryerss Museum and Library's holiday hours are:

Saturday, 12/23 and Sunday, 12/24 : CLOSED
Friday, 12/29: OPEN
Saturday, 12/30 and Sunday 12/31: CLOSED

Happy Holidays!

So much fun celebrating the December holidays at Storytime today, with stories, singing, acting out the 12 Days of Chris...
12/16/2023

So much fun celebrating the December holidays at Storytime today, with stories, singing, acting out the 12 Days of Christmas, and making a beautiful picture ornament thanks to the technology of instant photos.

Join us for Storytime on Saturday, 12/16 at 10:30 am. Great stories about December holiday celebrations and a special ph...
12/13/2023

Join us for Storytime on Saturday, 12/16 at 10:30 am. Great stories about December holiday celebrations and a special photo gift to make for your family. Hope to see you then. Bring your smile 🙂

12/11/2023

A special congratulations and “Thank You” to our Friends of Ryerss volunteers who created such a beautiful and fun Victorian Christmas Open House for our community. They spent countless hours in planning, decorating, baking, preparing and holding the event which was enjoyed by 500 people. Thank you also to Santa who stopped by to see us and the music provided by our friends from New Foundations Charter School. If you came out for the event, thank you for supporting the programs of Ryerss Museum and Library.

Lots of fun today at Ryerss Victorian Christmas Open House. We are here until 3:00 pm. Come on out.
12/09/2023

Lots of fun today at Ryerss Victorian Christmas Open House. We are here until 3:00 pm. Come on out.

Hope to see you tomorrow for our Victorian Christmas Event, Saturday, 12/9, 11 am-3 pm. Be sure to visit the Friends of ...
12/08/2023

Hope to see you tomorrow for our Victorian Christmas Event, Saturday, 12/9, 11 am-3 pm. Be sure to visit the Friends of Ryerss New Gift Shop in the Library. Below are just a few of the items for sale. Cash only.

12/07/2023
12/04/2023

Due to the forecast colder weather tomorrow, and the wet ground from the rainy weekend, the Genealogy group trip to Laurel Hill Cemetery scheduled for Tuesday, December 4th is being postponed to a later date. Hopefully you will join us at that time.

The Friends of Ryerss have decked the halls and prepared a festive Victorian Christmas event for Saturday, December 9, f...
12/03/2023

The Friends of Ryerss have decked the halls and prepared a festive Victorian Christmas event for Saturday, December 9, from 11 am - 3:00 pm. We hope you will join us. Please enter through the front door of the house.

Join us for Book Club on December 15 at 1:00 pm.
12/01/2023

Join us for Book Club on December 15 at 1:00 pm.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Ryerss. Mark your calendar for A Victorian Christmas on Saturday, Decembe...
11/25/2023

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Ryerss. Mark your calendar for A Victorian Christmas on Saturday, December 9, from 11 am to 3:00 pm. Thank you to a dozen Friends of Ryerss who decorated the Ryerss mansion so beautifully for the season. Join us on December 9th. (Note ending time on the flyer is incorrect. It runs until 3 pm).

Ryerss Museum and Library's hours for Thanksgiving weekend are:Friday, November 24 - Open 10-4Saturday, November 25 - Op...
11/20/2023

Ryerss Museum and Library's hours for Thanksgiving weekend are:

Friday, November 24 - Open 10-4
Saturday, November 25 - Open 10-4, Friends of Ryerss will be decorating for Christmas
Sunday, November 26 - CLOSED

I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Such a lovely Alice in Wonderland Tea Party at Book Club today. Lots of yummy treats, conversation and laughter. The Mad...
11/18/2023

Such a lovely Alice in Wonderland Tea Party at Book Club today. Lots of yummy treats, conversation and laughter. The Mad Hatter came and brought red and white rose cupcakes. Another member even made us little teapot mint filled party favors. Such a great group. Join us on Friday, December 15 at 1 pm when we discuss Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher.

At Storytime today, we read books and talked about things for which we are thankful. Our craft was making a Kix cereal f...
11/12/2023

At Storytime today, we read books and talked about things for which we are thankful. Our craft was making a Kix cereal filled ear of Indian corn. Thanks to one of our Storytime families we learned so much more about multi-colored corn. They come from Nepal where multi-colored corn is grown and used in a variety of ways. Children and adults learned a lot today. We wished them a Happy Diwali which they celebrate tomorrow. Ryerss is an awesome place where we can meet our neighbors and learn new things.

11/10/2023

Please note: Ryerss is closed today. We are open tomorrow, Saturday, 11/11 and will have Storytime at 10:30 am. We will be open on Sunday, 11/12 and will have Manga club at 1 pm. Hope to see you then

Next Saturday, November 11, at 10:30 am, join us for Storytime. “It’s Turkey Time”  We’ll have fun Turkey and Thanksgivi...
11/04/2023

Next Saturday, November 11, at 10:30 am, join us for Storytime. “It’s Turkey Time” We’ll have fun Turkey and Thanksgiving stories, a fun and edible craft and a surprise gift for everyone. Hope you can join us.

We have lots of fun activities coming up!
11/04/2023

We have lots of fun activities coming up!

Join us tomorrow, Friday November 3 at 1:00 pm for help in researching your roots. Our Genealogy group can help you lear...
11/02/2023

Join us tomorrow, Friday November 3 at 1:00 pm for help in researching your roots. Our Genealogy group can help you learn more about your ancestors. Hope you can join us.

More than 110 witches and wizards enjoyed Halloween fun at Ryerss today. Our staff thanks the volunteers who provided th...
10/29/2023

More than 110 witches and wizards enjoyed Halloween fun at Ryerss today. Our staff thanks the volunteers who provided the refreshments and helped us carry off this special event. It was a lot of fun. Happy Halloween! 🎃

We’re ready for all of our Wizards & Witches. See you 12noon-3:00 pm.
10/28/2023

We’re ready for all of our Wizards & Witches. See you 12noon-3:00 pm.

Looking forward to our Witches and Wizards Magic Halloween event on Saturday. Enter via the front door of Ryerss. Festiv...
10/26/2023

Looking forward to our Witches and Wizards Magic Halloween event on Saturday. Enter via the front door of Ryerss. Festivities, crafts, and fun from 12 noon - 3:00 pm. Cash donations welcome. Special items for sale: cash only. Costumes are optional. All attendees will have the opportunity to make a witch or wizard costume. (Still time to register on eventbrite. Search: Ryerss events on Eventbrite to register)

Address

7370 Central Avenue, Burholme Park
Philadelphia, PA
19111

Opening Hours

Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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