The Green Howards Museum, Richmondshire Museum, The Georgian Theatre Experience and Richmond Castle are joining together for Love Being Local day on Saturday 21 March 10am to 4pm.
In addition to free entry at the charging venues, there will also be family tours of The Station at 11am and 2pm and The Green Howards Museum will be running a ‘Pop up Mess’ in their stunning Normanby Room between 11am and 3pm.
More information on the individual venues can be found below. Please bring proof of Richmondshire residency, such a utilities or council tax bill, to secure your free admission.
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. The Georgian Theatre Experience has twice been 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.