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Richmondshire Residents To Get Free Entry To Town’s Top Tourist Attractions
Friday - March 15, 2019
For one day only, people living in and around Richmond will be invited to celebrate the town’s rich heritage with free entry to its key tourist attractions.

The Green Howards Museum, Richmond Castle, The Georgian Theatre Experience and Richmondshire Museum will all open their doors for free as part of the Love Being Local Day on Saturday 30 March between 10am and 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 the Normanby Room to raise money for its Medal Room project. In conjunction with 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 https://greenhowards.org.uk/events/pop-up-mess/

The Love Being Local event is just one of many initiatives organised by the Welcome to Richmond group to promote tourism in Richmond and Lower Swaledale, including the popular Town Ticket which enables discounted entry to the key attractions and price reductions at local eateries between April and October. The group also hosts GeorgeFest, the town’s summer Georgian Festival, and produces a town map and supporting tourist information resources.

“Richmond is a fantastic place to live with so much amazing history right here on our doorstep,” said Eileen Halliday, Chair of the Welcome to Richmond group which is hosting the event for the fourth year running.

“The Love Being Local Day is an excellent opportunity for residents to re-visit the town’s attractions or even experience them for the first time. All admission charges have been waived so it is a good opportunity for people to visit as many venues as possible, have a great day out, and then tell their friends, families and visitors what our amazing town has to offer,” she added.

Almost 1000 people took part in last year’s event.

To gain free entry on the day, residents should bring some documentation proving their Richmondshire residency.  

More information on the Love Being Local Day can be found here: www.richmond.org/lovebeinglocal

PHOTO: Local residents go ‘behind the scenes’ at The Georgian Theatre Experience – one of the participating attractions at the Love Being Local Day. 
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