Friday, 20 November 2015

The School House

Visitors may have noticed the sorry state of the School House.  Sadly, the weather has taken its toll on the wooden panels and the roof.  The situation has been made worse by the the overhanging trees which do not allow the building to dry out.  As a temporary measure, volunteers recently removed a lot of the branches and put a tarpaulin over the roof.  Having use of a chainsaw and Landrover with a winch made the task much easier.  This will provide a temporary solution but in the new year the building will have to have more longlasting restoration including the addition of proper guttering.


Friday, 13 November 2015

Lyke Wake Walk

Today we found 123 photographs of the Lyke Wake Walk on an unused electronic photo frame. For those who aren't aware, the Lyke Wake Walk is 42 miles across the North Yorkshire Moors National park. Traditionally it is completed in one journey and within twenty four hours to qualify for various memorabilia and certificate available from the New Lyke Wake Club


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Autumn Colours

A foggy Autumn day is a perfect time to see the museum's beautiful setting.  

Here are more some Merrills boards which have been made by volunteers and are now for sale in the museum shop. 


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Renovating the benches

It's time to sort out the various benches which are gathering moss. A sand down and a coat of preservative and they are looking good again.  Here is new volunteer Peter, on left, hard at work with Alan.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Ryedale Folk Museum Annual Tractor Day Video Vol I Sunday July 12th 2015

Apologies for late publishing, but here is some footage from our Tractor Run July 2015.


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

A visitor to the workshop...

This little fellow has been seen wandering around, making himself at home. And there's plenty of tasty things to eat.


Monday, 13 July 2015

Ryedale Folk Museum Tractor & Engine Day Sunday July 12th 2015

It couldn't have been a lovelier day for our Tractor Day, the sun shone throughout. 45 tractors attended, motorbikes, stationary engines, trucks and other unusual vehicles. I hope you enjoy the slide show.


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Tractor & Engine Day Next Sunday July 12th 2015 at #RyedaleFolkMuseum

Our annual Tractor and Engine day is next  Sunday 12th July 2015 at Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole. This is always a popular event which also includes a tractor run round the village. For further details please give the museum a call on 01751 417367.


Sunday, 28 June 2015

Today At Northallerton Homegrown Food Festival 28th June 2015

Ryedale Folk Museum was today at the Northallerton Home Grown Food Festival, it was nice to see so many people interested in the museum and the exhibits we took. There was also seed planting for children, making the plant pots from newspaper.  Don't forget to come and visit!
Emma & Jennifer with the exhibits
Jonathan demonstrating making seed pots from newspaper

Friday, 26 June 2015

Ryedale Folk Museum Is At Northallerton Homegrown Food Festival Sunday 28th June 2015

You can find us at the Home Grown Food Festival on Sunday 28th June from 10.00, in the Applegarth Car Park, Northallerton which is situated behind the High Street, just turn up past Grovers Toys shop. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The Millennium Maze

The Millennium Maze is a fascinating feature of the museum.  It was made with pupils from Gillamoor School.  Bricks were made specially for the maze and several have the pupils initials and names on.  Over the years it had become rather overgrown as grass had gradually encroached on the bricks.  Here we see volunteer Tony removing the grass...
 ...and the maze in its former glory. 

This cat is enjoying the glass furnace roof and the new hunting opportunities. Several tempting housemartins are nesting there. 


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Meet Gallery TEN's Paul Musgrove

Meet Gallery TEN's Paul Musgrove

Saturday 27 June, 12 noon - 4.00pm

Get a chance to meet Gallery TEN's Paul Musgrove this weekend at Ryedale Folk Museum. Paul has curated the current exhibition bringing together an eclectic range of artists across a wide-range of disciplines.

From classic pieces by John Piper, Henry Moore and Norman Ackroyd to the contemporary works of Ralph Steadman, Georgina Bown and Kate Downie, Paul will be on-hand to chat to visitors about the art on show, the creatives behind them and some of the techniques used to produce these stunning pieces.

FREE event, drop-in.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Lots Of Exhibits In Ryedale Folk Museum Gallery For Sale

 Lots of excellent work for sale inRyedale Folk Museum Gallery at the moment, I'll let the photographs speak for themselves. JMS

Friday, 19 June 2015

Alvis Speed 20SD Visits Ryedale Folk Museum

Today at the museum we were very fortunate to have a 1936 Alvis Speed 20SD parked on our village green, owned by a very nice chap called Andrew from North Preston.

1936 Alvis Speed 20SD

Greasegun & hammer( for removal of wheels).

Andrew & Ted

Cornfield is showing some colour
The cornfield is growing fast now we are havng warmer weather, the wildflowers are blooming.


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The Model Village and Allotment

The model village is a popular attraction with all ages.  It was restored about six years ago and as with anything which is open to the elements it slowly deteriorates. Owing to frosts, wind and rain, there have been tiles slip and walls which have been damaged.  A team of volunteers recently spent a few hours assessing the damage and repairing and replacing tiles and stonework as necessary.  We are pleased to say that the model village is now looking rather splendid again. 

The allotment is looking excellent too.  Here Roger is cutting the grass with the 1930s mower.


Thursday, 14 May 2015

Pointing the Elizabethan Glass Furnace

Here we see volunteers repointing the glass furnace, using a 3:1 sand and lime mortar which has a russet dye added to it to give what archaeologists believe to be the correct colour.
 The initial exothermic reaction creates a great deal of heat.

 Peter and Jeff chiselling out the old mortar and putting in the new lime mortar.

 Albert and Richard hard at work
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