Richmondshire Museum is situated in the historic market town of Richmond, in the heart of Herriot Country. The museum was founded in 1974 by the Richmond and Dales Soroptimists and opened in 1978, making it one to remember. Since opening up in 1978 there has been quite a lot added to the attraction to make it a more memorable day out for those visiting. The building looks small from the outside but soon changes when guests enter through the front door.
There is a good selection of items on display inside the building with emphasis on the local and social history this museum provides. It also has displays that include artifacts from the Stone age all the way to the day it is today. Maintaining a vast collection of historic artifacts ranging from the earliest periods of life in Richmondshire the Museum has an active educational role supporting schools, both primary and secondary, and providing workplace experience for university students.
The museum is generally open between the 1st of April and the 31st of October making it a good time for events such as school visits and a great time for people touring Herriot Country. The property is located only a 40-minute drive from the wonderful Thirsk Town Centre where guests can visit to check out the local shops/restaurants, as well as other large attractions like the huge museum, The World of James Herriot.