Richmond Launches Town Ticket To Help Visitors ‘See and Save’
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Five key tourist attractions in a popular Yorkshire Dales market town have come together to offer visitors a special ticket that will save pounds off entrance fees and shopping opportunities.
The Richmond Town Ticket can be used to gain combined discounted entrance to The Green Howards Museum, Richmond Castle, The Georgian Theatre Royal and the Richmondshire Museum and a further 15% off all purchases at The Station’s ‘Lost & Found’ shop.
On sale from 1 April until 31 October 2015 at all five venues, the ticket can be used to visit each of the attractions and is valid for a week from the date of purchase. The tickets – costing £13 per adult, £11 concessions and £36 for a family ticket – represent at least a 15% saving off the total entrance fees for individual attractions.
This new initiative is being supported by Richmond Town Council as a way of encouraging tourists to visit the area. “There is so much to see and do in the town and we are keen that everyone should get the most out of their visit by discovering as many of our fabulous attractions as possible,” said Richmond’s Mayor, Councillor Clive World.
“Working out at just over £3 per attraction for a single adult ticket and £2.25 per person for a family of four, it really does represent great value for money and the fact that the tickets last a whole week makes it ideal for those holidaying in the area, as well as the day visitor on a whistle-stop tour,” he added.
The Station doesn’t charge an entrance fee but ticket holders will be able to receive an additional 15% off all purchases made at its popular ‘Lost & Found’ shop that raises money for the charity by selling new and vintage lifestyle items.
Between them, the town’s five leading tourist attractions pull in hundreds of thousands of visitors each season.
Richmond Castle, an English Heritage run attraction which dominates the town’s skyline with its impressive Norman keep, fully deserves its place as one of the county’s finest landmarks.
The Station houses a 3-screen cinema, café bar and restaurant, art gallery and award-winning artisan food producers all under the impressive roof of the town’s converted Victorian former station.
The Green Howards Museum – telling the 300-year-old story of the famous Yorkshire regiment – re-opened its doors in 2014, following a major redevelopment programme that has transformed the building and the way that it exhibits its fascinating collection.
The Georgian Theatre Royal has a unique position as Britain’s oldest working theatre still in its original form and its specially guided tours unveil a fascinating world of grease paint, wigs and even resident ghosts.
The Richmondshire Museum tells the story of the area from the Stone Age to the present day and has galleries that include toys through the ages and the Herriot set from the film All Creatures Great and Small.
All five venues are open during the seven months of the ticket’s sale period although some of the attractions are also open outside of these months. Visitors are advised to check individual opening times in advance of their visit.
PHOTO: Richmond’s top five tourist attractions launch money-saving town ticket: Pictured (from left to right) are Warnock Kerr (The Georgian Theatre Royal); Richmond Mayor, Clive World; Gayle Rafferty (Richmond Castle); Jos Huddleston (The Richmondshire Museum); Liam Beeton (The Green Howards Museum) and Brian Rogers (The Station).