Ryedale Folk Museum is situated in Hutton-le-Hole, near Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire. A six acre site contains an iron age roundhouse, tinsmith, blacksmith, cobbler's shop, village shop & post office, tractor & machinery collection, thatched cottages and much more. School trips also welcome, please ring us on 01751 417367
Live performances daily from 30th
July – 5th August (12-2pm)
remember your first car?
about your last?
My Last Car is an epic road trip
that looks at our relationship with the car through a series of poignant, funny
and uplifting tales. It explores all that the car means to us at the end of a
great transport era.
incredibly touching and thought-provoking (without being in the least bit
eco-preachy, if you know what I mean). I found myself veering between moments
of smug pride for never having owned a car, to feeling like I’ve missed out on
an awful lot of life because of that, to having tears in my eyes at the
incredibly moving and personal stories that the play told.’
Explore the world of
the automobile in all its complexity through live performance; discover an
exhibition of a Rover 316 carefully dismantled into thousands of individual
parts; listen to the memories of others recorded on both video and audio.
Hundreds of people
have posted their car stories online or recorded them on a dedicated phone
These unique stories
and the journeys they involve –have been made into a production to reveal the
ways the car has shaped so much of our lives.
‘We wanted to take
‘My Last Car’ to rural settings where communities acutely understand the impact
of motoring on the environment. The people are totally dependent upon the car
for work, school and simple everyday activities…’My Last Car’ is part homage,
part celebration and part wake.’
director, Al Dix
Last Car’ meets ‘My First Tractor’
Witness a unique
clash of engines and environments, rural and urban, art and life in Atom Film
Company’s new piece, My First Tractor.
In their own words
local men and women recall what acquiring their first tractor meant to the
working day at a time when horses were an essential part of farm life; how it
changed them, and their environment.
Did you know that
tractors also used to be transport to and from the local Saturday night dance?
Cars were widely unaffordable, so if the lady didn’t mind, she could hitch a
ride home on an Aliss-Chalmer Model B, a rare tractor that could romantically
For others it was the
start of a lifelong relationship between man or woman and machine, one that
continues for the enthusiast to this day.
‘My Last Car’ is the product of a
unique collaboration between 509 Arts, Warwick Arts Centre, Pioneer Projects in
Bentham North Yorkshire, Ryedale Folk Museum, and imove, the Legacy Trust UK’s
celebratory programme for Yorkshire and part of the Cultural Olympiad.
‘Imove’ has been funded by Legacy
Trust UK, creating a lasting
impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and
local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.
imove has been funded by
Legacy Trust UK, creating a
lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding
ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.
New Worlds is a
partnership between Alchemy; Bradford Council’s Department of Regeneration
& Culture; Harewood House; National Centre for Early Music; National Media
Museum; The Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
Games in the Park also
involves partnerships with Hull City Council and
Led by Bradford
Council, ‘Games in the Park’ has been conceived, brokered and curated by
Last week we saw another new evening event go by with plenty of laughter and yummy noises!
and learn the history of Yorkshire's confectionery story with Sophie Jewett
from the celebrated York Cocoa House. Explore the route of the confectioner
dating back to the early arrival of sugar and cocoa into the wealthy kitchen.
Then get hands on making your own medicinal sweets, chocolate drops and more!'
we see 'From Tree to Bowl'
An evening demonstration of wet turning by
well known wood turner Philip Greenwood.Come and watch a natural edge bowl being turned from wet wood; learn how
to care for your wood, keeping your timber and converting it at home.
and learn from the expert- Philip is on the register of professional turners,
demonstrator, tutor and writer for worldwide publication ‘Woodturning’
Other up and coming evening events:
Thursday 16th August- Rare and Unusual ( Edward Harrison and the Harrison Collection)
Friday 24th August - 'Singing the 40s, 50s and 60s' (live music in the grounds)
Thursday 30th August - ' Make your own Glass Wall Hanger'
Don't miss Ryedale Folk Museum's biggest and most exciting event of the year. Plenty of action and noise and fun for all the family ! Come and see the fantastic displays of vintage tractors and engines at the Museum as well as cooking in the cottages and other traditional crafts.