Art Gallery

The Museum’s art gallery is a fantastic art exhibition space in the North York Moors National Park. The art gallery is always free to visit and open whenever the Museum is open.

Time for Bed

Saturday 18 February – Sunday 24 March

A rare opportunity to see some of our Museum’s costume collection on show, featuring nightwear and quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries.


Saturday 1 April – Sunday 21 May

From paintings and photographs to ceramics and glass this exhibition will showcase works by artists living and working in Ryedale. Exhibiting artists are all featured in the RyeScape leaflet – a culture map of Ryedale’s arts, heritage and cultural highlights. 


Saturday 27 May – Sunday 16 July

Why do we collect things? This exhibition is part of a project started in 2015 by mixed media artist Josie Beszant, printmaker Hester Cox and ceramicist Charlotte Morrison. Through their work, it explores how and why people chose to collect things and what they do with them. Individual and collaborative pieces will feature in this exhibition.