What’s On

What's on at the Museum

As well as a six-acre site and over 20 heritage buildings to explore, we also have a varied and creative programme of events and activities throughout the season.

These are added to regularly here. 

Drawn Together

There’s a last chance to see this fantastic art exhibition on 25 and 26 November

Two distinctive artists tackle the subject of the landscape, responding together and in their own ways in an exciting new joint show based on drawing.

John Creighton lives in Appleton le Moors, creating artwork that explores the landscape of Ryedale and the North York Moors. Simon Crawford is a painter based in Knaresborough, well known for his innovative use of colour.

Drawn Together is rooted in two Yorkshire landscapes, Ryedale and Nidderdale, sharing rural subject matter including meandering rivers and rocky limestone crags.

Together, the two artists have produced work out of doors and within their studios, enjoying each other’s company, looking closely, and exploring what the landscape means to them today.

Christmas Shopping Weekend

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November, 10am – 4pm

Please note the gift shop and art gallery are open to visit. The Museum is closed.

Pop-along to the Museum’s gift shop for Christmas presents for friends and loved ones. The Museum’s gift shop will be open for you to browse and buy hand-selected gifts and treats, including:

  • Soaps and smells from Cosy Cottage – made with love in Malton, just down the road.
  • Yummy jams and chutneys made in the Yorkshire Dales by Raydale Preserves
  • Brilliant books, including Rosedale Mines and Railways – for the local history enthusiast in your life!
  • Great gin crafted by Daisy Distillery over on the North Yorkshire coast
  • Beautiful advent calendars by artist Angela Harding
  • Toys, toys, toys! From stocking fillers to kids books and cuddly toys.

Free glass of mulled wine or wassail punch for shoppers. 10% off for purchases of £40 or more. 

There will also be a last chance to see our art exhibition Drawn Together during this weekend. See above for details.