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.

Artifact II


Open daily, free entry, 10am – 5pm

Artifact II is the second collective exhibition of the Printmakers Circle to be shown at Ryedale Folk Museum. The Printmakers Circle are a group of professional artists based in North Yorkshire, who embrace the breadth of printmaking techniques. This exhibition will include a wide range of traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques and styles and will respond to the theme of ‘artifact’ – a man-made cultural object, reflecting and inspired by the rich heritage of arts and culture in Ryedale Folk Museum, its collections and surrounding area. The exhibition will feature a suite of specially prepared prints, exploring the theme through a range of relief and intaglio processes including etching, linocut, wood cut, wood engraving, collograph, monotype, screen print, drypoint and polymer.

Established in 2013, the artists of the Printmakers Circle, formed to counter the perception that opportunities to meet other artists and collaborate, is difficult in Britain’s most sparsely populated county. The artists meet regularly to talk, work together and plan exhibitions.


Previous Exhibitions at Ryedale Folk Museum


The North York Moors, an open exhibition

Earthworks by Simon Crawford

Art Happens Here by the AHH Studio Collective


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

Figuratively Speaking – the Scott Creative Arts Foundation


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