The Green Howards Museum, Richmondshire Museum, The Georgian Theatre Experience and Richmond Castle are joining together for Love Being Local day on Saturday 30 March 10am to 4pm.
In addition to free entry at the charging venues, there will be free family tours of The Station at 11am and 2pm, and the Old Grammar School on Station Road managed by Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust – will also be open for visitors to find out more about their re-development plans.
As part of the day, The Green Howards Museum is holding a pop-up Mess in its Normanby Room to raise money for its Medal Room project. Run in conjunction with the Catterick Garrison’s Veterans’ Artisan Bakery, a flat fee of £3.75 provides a drink and a cake or savoury snack. Walk-ins on the day are welcome but advance booking is advised. Further details are available on greenhowards.org.uk/events/pop-up-mess/
More information on the individual venues can be found below. To gain free entry on the day, please bring some documentation proving your Richmondshire residency.
Take a ‘behind-the-scenes’ guided tour round the UK’s oldest working theatre in its original form. You’ll discover hidden trap doors, peek inside the dressing rooms of the stars and even get to tread the boards of the historic stage itself. Also included in the tour is a visit to the new interactive exhibition area where you can find out more about the habits and behaviours of 18th century audiences, as well as the lives of the actors themselves. Last year The Georgian Theatre Experience was shortlisted in the best small visitor attraction category of the prestigious White Rose Awards - the largest celebration of tourism excellence in the UK.
Tours start on the hour from 10am to 4pm.
The museum tells the story of 300 years of service, sacrifice, bravery and friendship through its extensive collection of personal items, uniforms, equipment and medals.
With its breath-taking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire. The castle was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England and is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain. Learn all about the castle’s past in the interactive exhibition before taking a peaceful stroll round the secluded Cockpit Garden.
Tucked away in a cobbled wynd just off the Market Place, this fascinating museum charts the history of Richmond and the surrounding dales. Don’t miss exciting displays that include the surgery from the James Herriot All Creatures Great and Small television series and the interactive discovery centre.
The Love Being Local event is organised by the Welcome to Richmond group. The group promotes tourism in Richmond, its other initiatives include: the popular Town Ticket which enables discounted entry to the key attractions and price reductions at local eateries between April and October; and GeorgeFest, the town’s summer Georgian Festival.