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, 20 November 2015
Friday, 13 November 2015
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 http://www.lykewake.org/
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
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
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
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Monday, 13 July 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
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
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
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 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 MusgroveSaturday 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
Friday, 19 June 2015
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.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
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.
Thursday, 14 May 2015
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 workRead more in the local news about the glass furnace at: