Countryside Crafts Weekend

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 August

See a variety of rural crafts in action across the weekend, from bookbinding to blacksmithing and wood turning to weaving. Take a walk through history with our excellent re-enactment group who will show you historic crafts and cooking.


Saturday highlights:

‘Back to Back’ with Cleveland Fibre Arts – see how our sheep’s fleece is transformed through a variety of processes in to a wearable garment, from sheep’s back to your back in one day!

Chainsaw Carving with Karl Barker from Yorkshire Carving.

Medieval Singers performing at 11:30am & 1:30pm.


Sunday highlights:

Morris Dancing with The Minster Strays from 1:30pm.

Archaeological Display with pottery experts on hand – bring your local garden ‘finds’ to learn more about the history of your land!


Sandwiches, cakes, drinks and snacks available from our pop-up café.  Normal admission charges to the Museum apply, or visit for free if you have a Ryedale Folk Museum Annual Pass.  Open 10am-5pm.  Wheelchair accessible.  Dogs on leads welcome.