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Richmondshire Museum

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Ancestry

Zoe was extremely helpful and we gained many new facts about the history of Richmond during the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
290suec
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Collingwood, Canada
Marvellous selection of re-created scenes

Small but perfectly formed (by volunteers) museum relating the history of the local area from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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We are a local history museum that is full of interesting exhibitions both permanent and seasonal. There are activities for children both daily and extra at certain times throughout the school holidays. Details of these can be found on our website...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Ryder's Wynd, Richmond DL10 4JA, England
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+44 1748 825611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Zoe was extremely helpful and we gained many new facts about the history of Richmond during the time our ancestors lived and worked there as well as further information about members of the family tree. A delight.

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Richmondshire M, Curator at Richmondshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you both so much it was so wonderful to be a part of your family history journey and I hope you continue to find interesting answers and enjoy the steps you take in the footprints of your past.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but perfectly formed (by volunteers) museum relating the history of the local area from pre-Roman through Lead-Mining days to more recent times. Very friendly staff happy to help and fill in any gaps where needed. The quality of the re-created shops and domestic scenes...More

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Richmondshire M, Curator at Richmondshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and are extremely proud of our front of house volunteers for their warm welcomes.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this tour, especially the James Herriot set and the realistic reproduction of how it looked at the time. Although off the beaten track it is fantastic.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely museum. Its bigger inside than it looks on the outside. So much history about Richmond and surrounding villages. Volunteers knew their stuff too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took grandchildren aged 11yrs and 9yrs...Free for children .. small charge for adults well worth it as this place is a hidden gem.. the first room shows a video of the history of Richmond and each room thereafter is full of wonder and amazement...The staff...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This museum is crammed full of interesting stuff. Well worth a visit. You can spend an hour just having a quick browse but easily occupy a couple of hours if you took everything in. Good value.

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Richmondshire M, Curator at Richmondshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit. The museum is much larger than you first expect so it can take a couple of hours to explore it properly.

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Very interesting museum staffed by two very nice friendly ladies. We learnt a lot about Richmond my only criticism was I would of liked to learn more about Turners association with Richmond and would loved to know about his time spent painting in the area,...More

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Richmondshire M, Curator at Richmondshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit. I am also so pleased about your Turner exhibition comment as this is one of my proposed upcoming exhibitions and I am looking to borrow items from the British Museum to...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a lovely local museum with so much variety - from Roman artefacts to a set from the James Herriot TV series. It is, however, the volunteers who make it so special. They are so helpful - even one we met whilst just walking...More

1  Thank honeysrascal
Richmondshire M, Curator at Richmondshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

We are so pleased you greatly enjoyed your visit and we are so proud of our volunteers they really do make the museum very special and Richmond's 'Hidden Gem'.

Reviewed July 11, 2018

I don't generally expect much of this kind of local museum, but this one is very good, with lots of reconstructed shops and the surgery set from "All Creatures Great and Small"., plus insights into many aspects of dales life.

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Richmondshire M, Curator at Richmondshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope we have changed your mind about local history museums.

Reviewed July 8, 2018

We came here mostly to see the surgery set from "All Creatures Great and Small", but there is so much more to see here. For people like us with no previous knowledge of Richmond, it was a morning well spent.

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Richmondshire M, Curator at Richmondshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so proud of our museum and are pleased you learnt more about our wonderful town.

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Tricia302
February 16, 2017|
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Response from Richmondshire M | Property representative |
Sorry for the slow response .... Richmondshire Museum is currently closed to visitors and carrying out winter work in readiness to re-open on Saturday 1st April with a set of new displays and exhibitions along with old... More
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TriciaMcBride
October 13, 2016|
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Response from Richmondshire M | Property representative |
Hi there and yes, we're open to visitors today and every day up to and including 31st October 2016 between 10.30am and 430pm (last admission 4pm)
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