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Find out Ryedale Folk Museum 2015 plans

Start of Season get-together for local businesses – CANCELLED The Ryedale Folk Museum is sorry to announce that the our planned business open day on Wednesday 25th March is cancelled due to severe access restrictions to Hutton le Hole village, caused by on going road works. There are severe vehicle restrictions to Hutton le Hole […]

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Love your local heritage for free this half term

Ryedale Folk Museum is spreading some passion for Ryedale this Valentines with a free entry day for all its residents. With love in the air Ryedale Folk Museum is throwing open its doors for free to residents of Ryedale on Thursday 19 February. The ‘community day’ is an acknowledgement of the creation of the museum […]

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Election looming – help wanted

I am looking for some help please. I am working on an art project for an exhibition at The Ryedale Folk Museum. I have a lovely old ballot box to decorate and I need lots and lots of photos of people letting me know what democracy means to them. It can be one word or […]

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Get crafty this Christmas with museum’s courses

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 […]

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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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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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Step into Spring at Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum for Easter family fun

Explore your natural heritage and step into spring with the Ryedale Folk Museum’s spring-watch themed events and activities throughout April. Ryedale Folk Museum is inspiring children to enjoy the great outdoors and explore nature’s garden through a number of spring-watch themed activities. The museum is using its Easter holiday events to raise awareness of and […]

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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 tomorrow

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, probably now better known as Pancake Day. Why “Shrove” Tuesday? Shrove is simply the past tense of shrive, to gain absolution for your sins. This Tuesday is the last day before the beginning (on “Ash Wednesday”) of Lent, when traditionally people would fast as a sign of repentance: the church making […]

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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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Heritage Cycle Day – 24th August

To promote the launch of the new Heritage Cycle Routes in August, the Folk Museum in Hutton le Hole are putting on a free event including: Organised Cycle Route, FREE Museum Entry for participants on the day & a FREE Lunch! Phone 01751 417 367 for further info and an entry form. Clothing. You should […]

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Kirkby Soul Band at the museum

Enjoy a summer’s evening in the museum grounds with local and talented soul band Kirby Soul. Please bring your own chairs, blankets, drinks and picnics. Tickets cost £10.00 if you buy your ticket before the night and £12.50 if you buy on the door. For more information or to buy a ticket please contact the […]

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Ryedale Folk Museum is Awarded Arts Council Grant

Over the past fifty years, Kirkbymoorside brothers Edward and Richard Harrison have amassed a particularly impressive collection of trinkets and treasures that reflect daily life in Ryedale throughout the ages. Based in Hutton-le-Hole, the Ryedale Folk Museum was opened to showcase this collection and has since built up a reputation as one of Ryedale’s must-see things to […]

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New craft lessons at Ryedale Folk Museum

Jacqui Kimber has been in touch to highlight that she and a friend have taken over running Ian & Annie’s craft lessons, which will now be held at Ryedale Folk Museum starting next Wednesday 17th April, with a day of raggy wreath making. There are still a few places available. Sewing Bee The following Wednesday […]

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Mystery Rings

Mystery rings

Ryedale Folk Museum is appealing for help to solve a 15-year-old mystery. A pair of gold rings were discovered while volunteers and staff were moving the library to its new home in the museum grounds recently. A hand-written note included with the rings read: “Found 18/5/97 in museum by back door in gravel.” There is […]

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Civic Society visit to Ryedale Folk Museum

Pickering & District Civic Society recently went on a very interesting trip to the Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton le Hole for a guided tour of the new Harrison collection by Edward Harrison. Well worth a visit, but even better with it all explained. The collection is the result of a lifetime’s interest by two […]

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Chocolate making

A deliciously naughty evening is planned at the Ryedale Folk Museum. Come and learn the history of Yorkshire’s confectionery story with Sophie Jewett from the celebrated York Cocoa House. Explore the route of the confectioner dating back to the early arrival of sugar and cocoa into the wealthy kitchen. Then get hands on making your […]

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New exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum

Last Sunday saw the opening of a new photographic exhibition at the Ryedale Folk Museum, the ‘Life & Times of T. G. Willey’ T. Geoffrey Willey, the Museum’s oldest volunteer –101 later this year – has donated his unique collection of photographic equipment and a lifetime’s hoard of his own pictures to the Museum. In […]

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Two walks from Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum is organizing two special walks, entitled “My Last Car and Contemporary Art of Walking” to take place on Sunday 15th July and Sunday 5th August at the Museum. Alison Lloyd, who runs www.contemporaryartofwalking.com, will explore the landscape and stories of the Lyke Wake Walk that passes close to the museum. Alison has […]

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Ryedale Folk Museum

We’ve arranged with the Ryedale Folk Museum to bring you up-dates on their activities throughout the year.  To kick off, here is the outline programme for the remainder of 2012. You can find more information about the Museum on their web site. Events for 2012 June *Sat 23rd  – Sun 24th : The Wonders of […]

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