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. The Museum and art gallery are now open on a daily basis until 2 December.

Figuratively Speaking

Saturday 22 September – Sunday 2 December

The Scott Creative Arts Foundation brings a suite of works by the late Micheal Scott, for this exhibition entitled Figuratively Speaking. There are also contemporary supporting works by photographer Lucy Saggers and playwright and author Peter Spafford. They travelled to Whitby to visit Michael and Eileen Scott’s coastal house and some of the special places that provided inspiration for the Scott’s painting. With photographs and words, they have created ‘a contemporary connection.’

The exhibition will also mark the launch of The Scott Creative Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Details of this exciting opportunity are available on The SCAF Emerging Artist 2019 Award website.

The exhibition is free to visit and open from Saturday 22 September to Sunday 30 September from 10am – 5pm and from Monday 1 October to Sunday 2 December from 10am – 4pm.

At Littlecote, Michael Scott

North York Moors Open Exhibition

Ryedale Folk Museum is delighted to announce that the first exhibition of 2019, will be an open exhibition on the theme of the North York Moors. The Museum is inviting any artists to apply, with 2D works sought, which are inspired by the North York Moors area.

The exhibition will open on Saturday 23 February and end on Sunday 7 April.

If you are interested in exhibiting, then please download the Information Pack. 

To discuss any aspect of the exhibition, please call Jennifer Smith – 01751 417367

Previous Exhibitions at Ryedale Folk Museum


Of Life and Land by Lucy Saggers

Moor Colours by Sue Slack

prospect    refuge    hazard by Helen Sear

FarmerFlorist by Tessa Bunney

Of Yorkshire, From Yorkshire – from the David Ross collection


Time for Bed from the Ryedale Folk Museum collection

RyeScape by artists from Ryedale

Collections by Hester Cox, Josie Beszant and Charlotte Morrison

Table – art works from Leeds Museums & Galleries

Call of the Land by John Creighton

Victorian Dresses from the Ryedale Folk Museum collection


Etcetera by the textiles group, Etectera

Gallery TEN, an exhibition of selected works from Gallery TEN

Wedding Dresses from the Ryedale Folk Museum collection

Artifact by the Printmakers Circle