What’s On

All in a Day's Work

Monday 14 March – Sunday 5 June 2022

Open Saturday to Thursday also Good Friday and Friday 3 June

Normal admission charges apply

This exhibition is a powerful portrait of the role women play in modern rural businesses, showcased through a series of photographs by Lucy Saggers, commissioned by the Women in Farming Network.

Initially launched at the 162nd Great Yorkshire Show, the YAS-supported network has teamed up with Ampleforth-based documentary photographer Lucy Saggers to tell a compelling visual story of the diverse brilliance of Women in Farming’s growing membership and farming women across the generations.

The result is a stunning snapshot of farming lives across Yorkshire, drawn together in an exhibition of 27 images entitled ‘All in a Day’s Work’.

Having been displayed for the first time at England’s premier agricultural show in 2021, the exhibition will be on show at Ryedale Folk Museum from Monday 14 March to Sunday 5 June. The exhibition is in the grounds of the Museum. Normal admission charges apply.

Abstract Reflections

2 April to 22 May 2022

Free entry

Inspired by the rural landscapes of North Yorkshire, printmaker Andrew Dalton presents a series of new prints in Abstract Reflections. Since 2019, Andrew has created works which explore his own interactions with landscape, printmaking and water. 

Here, he draws on familiar landscapes of the region to capture the drama and emotional resonance of these special places, often rendering them in black and white. Moving away from a purely physical representation of the land, Andrew’s reflections on the landscapes of the North York Moors and further afield are infused with his unique vision of a place.

Open Saturday to Thursday, 10am – 5pm. Closed on Fridays excluding Good Friday.

There is no charge to visit this exhibition in the art gallery. It is not in the paid area of the Museum.

Reimagining Sacred Spaces

28 May – 10 July 2022

Free entry

Reimagining Sacred Spaces is an exhibition exploring three different artists’ perceptions and portrayals of sacred places across North Yorkshire and beyond. 

Bringing together new work by Anna Matyus, Ian Scott Massie and Stephen Guyon Bird, the exhibition combines their unique styles and approaches, at times atmospheric, intriguing or simply beautiful. Together, they ask: what do sacred spaces mean to us today?

Taking inspiration from the patterns and textures of the natural world, Anna’s works explore the architecture of historic sites, often focusing on the smaller, intricate details that captivate her.

Ian’s evocative watercolours render the unique character and personality of places, exploring the special sites that draw people to them and rooted within Ian’s own life in the North of England.

As well as expressing a preoccupation with the mechanics of drawing, Stephen approaches the theme through visual storytelling, often including figures within the landscape which hint at narratives beyond the page. 

Open Saturday to Thursday, 10am – 5pm. Closed on Fridays.

There is no charge to visit this exhibition in the art gallery. It is not in the paid area of the Museum.



History Walk Through

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June 2022

Standard admission prices apply, or visit for free with your valid annual pass.

Take a trip through time this weekend: meet the reenactors and take in the scents and sounds of their historical encampment.

You can explore their camp and step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of everyday life in bygone times.  You can learn about historic crafts and the skills needed to survive day to day.




Ryedale Open Studios

23 July to 5 September 2022

Free entry

Dedicated to celebrating the creativity and artistic talent of the area, Ryedale Open Studios returns for its second year in 2022. 

Artists, makers and creators across Ryedale will open their doors for two weekends (23 and 24 July and 30 and 31 July), offering an exclusive glimpse into their workplaces and giving the opportunity to buy works directly. 

This year, we have teamed up with the event organisers to showcase the work of many of the Ryedale Open Studios artists in the Museum’s art gallery. 

We will update this website in a few weeks, with the names and details of the artists who will be featured in the exhibition.

Open Saturday to Thursday, 10am – 5pm. Closed on Fridays.

There is no charge to visit this exhibition in the art gallery. It is not in the paid area of the Museum.


Images by Simon Hulme/Yorkshire Post