Richmondshire Museum reopens Monday 19 July - with new and refreshed displays!
The Museum has used its Covid-enforced shutdown to restructure its displays, and bring rare items out of storage. The newly-developed first-floor gallery offers a journey through the area from pre-history, through Roman, Norman and Georgian periods to the present day.
The Museum is open daily, 10:30 - 16:30. Details at richmondshiremuseum.org.uk.
"Help! What's on locally that's suitable for kids?" That's one of the questions we hear most often.
Even the most angelic youngsters can get tired of country walks, ancient churches and lazy pub lunches. What starts as aimless kicking of the back of the driver's seat can quickly turn to a full-on meltdown.
Don't let that happen! Whether you're calmly planning ahead of your visit to Richmondshire, or tearing your hair out while looking for a child-entertainment solution right now, help is at hand! Just click through to our Children's activities page. Steam engines, theme parks, cinemas, soft-play centres, swimming sites, animal petting farms, adventure play sites...
Phew - saved! Don't you wish you were a child again?
The 2021 Richmond Walking and Book Festival is now open for business!
The long established festival runs this year from 18 to 26 September. It's a happy mix of two types of event. 25 walks offer historically themed pootles around Richmond town, heroic yomps across the northern Dales, and a heady mix of in-between rambles for walkers of all standards and interests. On the other hand, there are nearly 20 talks and readings by popular, famous and up-and-coming authors and poets, including 'Spiderwoman' Baroness Hale and Poet Laureate Simon Armitage.
You can find the programme and buy tickets online at booksandboots.org. Or, if you prefer to browse and buy in person, and maybe pick up a few useful maps at the same time, you can drop in to the Festival Box Office at Richmond Information Centre, in the Market Hall.
Psst! Here's a little preparatory reading!
Richmond Walks: four popular circular routes from Richmond - our best-selling guidebook.
Pootling round Richmond and Swaledale: eight circular routes, four starting from Richmond, four in the lovely stretch of Swaledale between Richmond and Reeth.
Both contain detailed descriptions, helpful maps and plenty of colour photos. Full details and ordering at our online SHOP.