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
 Read more in the local news about the glass furnace at:


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The shop is finished and looking great!

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

Thatching & Painting At The Museum

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.
Jonathan nearly finished thatching

The Museum's Display Fordson Tractor Undergoing Repainting - Before

And after
 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.


Monday, 9 March 2015

New Thatched Building

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

Children's Half Term Activites

Half Term Children’s Activities

Title: Half Term Children’s Activities
You can join us for children’s activities on Tuesday 17th February and Thursday 19th February, 1pm – 4pm both days. Activities include making a bird collage and colouring, biscuit decorating in the White Cottage and making Tudor bookmarks!
Start Time: 13:00
End Time: 16:00

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Building The Ryedale Folk Museum Iron Age Roundhouse

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 Wonderland At Ryedale Folk Museum Friday 6th 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

Shop refurbishment

Part of RFM's shop is being refitted by volunteers.  It will hopefully be finished soon and looking great.
Photo courtesy @RyedaleFolk


Friday, 23 January 2015

RFM looking beautiful in the snow

Happy New Year!  Here are some pictures to show RFM's wonderful setting, made all the more striking in the recent snow.

Please note that the museum opens on Sunday 1st February.