What’s On

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. 

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

The artists featured in this exhibition are: Aeva Denham, Alex Jones, Alice O’Neill, Amanda Pickles, Angela Cole, Anna Matyus, Caleb Matyus, Carol Messham, Charlotte Salt, Christine Hughes, Colin Culley, Eleanor Walker, Environmental Art, Evanna Denham, Hannah Turlington, Harry Oyston, Heather Niven, Helen Milen, Iona Stock, Ione Harrison, Jayne Hutchinson Raine, Jo Naden, Kitty Bellamy, Layla Khoo, Meg Ricketts, Pamela Thorby, Patrick Smith, Pauline Brown, Philip Barraclough, Rachel Rimell, Robert Broughton, Ros Walker, Ruth Kneeshaw, Sally Tozer, Sarah Cawthray, Susan Walsh, Suzie Devay and Tessa Bunney.

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

Nature Explorers

We’re all set for a fun-filled summer at the Museum. We’ve got an exciting new Spotter’s Trail and a whole host of activities for all the family. 

Plus, join us for activities, 11am – 3.30pm (no extra charge – all activities are included in entry price).

Wednesday 27 July – We’ll be exploring hedgehogs with a historic twist

Wednesday 3 August – Get creative at the cornfield, perfect for budding naturalists

Wednesday 10 August – Get creative at the cornfield, perfect for budding naturalists

Wednesday 17 August – Printmaking inspired by the summer season with Suzie Devey

Thursday 18 August – Badge-making with a focus on the words we use, all part of In Your Words, the dialect and heritage project

Wednesday 24 August – Harmony with Nature with a historic twist – find out more about people from the past

Thursday 25 August – Wildflower seed-bomb making, all part of In Your Words, the dialect and heritage project

Wednesday 31 August –  Printmaking inspired by the summer season with Suzie Devey

There’s lots to do throughout the week too – feed the animals or picnic around the site. Get creating in the construction-themed activity room or play house in a converted gypsy caravan. And don’t miss our new tractor zone for little ones.

Standard admission prices apply, or visit for free with your valid annual pass. Find our visitor information and ticket prices here.

  

 

History Walk Through

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August 2022

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

Stroll through their camp to experience the sights, sounds and smells of everyday life in bygone times and learn about historic crafts and the skills needed to survive day to day.

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

Together and Apart

17 September to 13 November

Free entry

An exhibition of new works by the renowned North York Moors painter Peter Hicks and his long-time friend and ceramicist Peter Hough, from Scarborough.

Works on sale from £16 (ceramics) and £85 (paintings).

Open Saturday to Thursday, 10am – 5pm in September and 10am – 4pm in October and November. 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.