Friday, 29 June 2012

WELCOME CRAFTS Fair, Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July

Drop by for our WELCOME CRAFTS Craft Fair this weekend - 11am to 4pm both days. This is an indoor Fair in our Manor House building selling local handcrafted goods - admission to the fair is included in museum admission price.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Modern Smithing Event POSTPONED Thursday 28th June

The 'MODERN SMITHING' event featuring local blacksmith David Stephenson has been postponed due to   illness. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
This event will be rescheduled at a later date.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Lots Of Changes At The Museum

It's been over a year since I was last at Ryedale Folk Museum, it was nice to go with my little lad Tom in half term and see what has been happening.

There were some new pygmy goats which Tom liked, and one of the Buff Orpingtons had made a nest in Max's stable. Barbara and Joan were in residence with handicrafts and there was a nice exhibition of quilts in the Manor House. Building work is advancing well on the new Harrison Collection building and it was nice to see plenty of visitors when it was raining.

Jonathan S

Monday, 25 June 2012

Live Blacksmithing Thursday evening

EVENT POSTPONED - a unique opportunity to see talented Blacksmith and Copper Repousse artist David Stephenson. Watch these two traditional techniques in action and see how David applies them to contemporary sculptural and functional pieces of work. Limited numbers, book early to avoid disappointment.
EVENT POSTPONED - will be rescheduled for a future date

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Blacksmithing course a hit!

As part of our new programme of adult courses we ran a Blacksmithing day course.

Everyone had a great time and even the sunshine came out!

If you are interested in coming on a blackmsithing course please get in touch
with the museum on 01751 417367 or
Courses run all day and cost £60 per person.

We also have the local Blackmsith David Stephenson providing an evening demonstration this Thursday with Blacksmithing and Copper Repousse work, again this is a pre-book event and is £9 per person.

New Gardening Course

We have added a new gardening event to our course programme

Join Jan Hoyland, gardening expert, using her wealth of
experience gained as head gardener for the National Trust & now
at Castle Howard Arboretum; as she goes through the basics of propagating
plants, from seed sowing, cuttings and division to more complex methods
such as budding and grafting.

The workshop will be a mixture of demonstration as well as
practical hands on experience, covering fruit, vegetables and
ornamentals, with everyone taking home some plant material to
add to their own garden! There will be plenty of time to ask
questions and find out the answers to your own particular
propagation problems.

Suitable for all levels, from complete beginners through to more
experienced gardeners.

To book contact the museum now, limited places or 01751 417367

Monday, 18 June 2012

Wonders of Wood Weekend 23rd and 24th June

Come and see traditional woodcrafts in action at our WONDERS OF WOOD event on Sat 23rd and Sun 24th June – from furniture-making to paper-making including demonstrations of woodturning and carving (with a chainsaw !) – admission to this weekend event included in museum entrance price.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Quilters Guild this Sunday!

Join us for a wonderful day with the Quilters Guild.

A small group of quilters display the museums quilts along with their own work in the Manor house this Sunday along with demonstrations and quick classes.

So come along and join in!

Bring your Quilters Guild membership card and recieve 50p off your entrance.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

New Arrivals!

Meet the newest members of the museum family!

Lola and Daisy are our new pygmy goats and are settling in well in our new fold yard area.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Thursday 7th June - Evening talk cancelled

Tonight's talk by Jan Hoyland at the museum about the restoration of the woodland garden in Ray Wood, Castle Howard has been cancelled. Check out the rest of our evening events programme on our new website

Our family craft activities continue today and tomorrow Friday 8th June all day.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Half Term Activities - Traditional Crafts Family Activities - Monday 4th to Friday 8th June

From Monday 4th to Friday 8th June at Ryedale Folk Museum we have a range of Half Term activities based round traditional crafts, each day there will be crafts demonstrated and you can join in too!
Every day there will be cooking in the cottages and a different craft demonstration - including mangle-printing, blacksmithing, quilting and rope-making.
Please phone - 01751 417337 - to find out details of each day.