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:
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Here are some photos of the newly finished shop. The new glass shelving is very versatile and shows off all the merchandise really well:
|Looking very smart...|
|Peter doing some finishing touches.|
Friday, 27 March 2015
There has been significant progress in the thatched building the museum has put up over the glass furnace. It will look great when complete and should last years.
The Museum's tractor is looking really good after re-painting, it takes some hammer with being stood on the village green all year round.
|Jonathan nearly finished thatching|
|The Museum's Display Fordson Tractor Undergoing Repainting - Before|
Monday, 9 March 2015
Photos taken over the past few weeks showing the progress of the construction of the new thatched building over the glass furnace. The old one was lost in to a particularly bad winter a few years ago, this new one should be more weatherproof and blends in with other thatched houses at the museum.
Friday, 13 February 2015
Sunday, 8 February 2015
Found this video hiding in YouTube of when the Roundhouse was built. Volunteers from local communities helped as well as museum staff and museum volunteers. How did they manage without tractors in the Iron Age?
Friday, 6 February 2015
Winter doesn't stop the work getting done at Ryedale Folk Museum. Staff &volunteers wrapped up against the elements and cracked on with some painting in the Iron-Age roundhouse. Wendy Greenwood - Chief Artist painted an excellent Green Man, Richard Bowman did the complicated logo of the museum which was no easy task. Me, I did the fish and beaver, We did have some hardy visitors which was nice to see as it was a bit chilly, but there are plenty of indoor attractions at the museum, including the Harrison Collection and loads of period buildings.
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015
Happy New Year! Here are some pictures to show RFM's wonderful setting, made all the more striking in the recent snow.