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Welcome to Our Museum!

AGM 2020

Due to the Covid-19 situation the Museum is holding its 2020 AGM in a virtual format. Full details and documents for members can be found here - AGM 2020

Covid 19

The Museum is currently closed due to the Coronavirus. We are using the opportunity to carry out major improvements to our displays before we plan to re-open in 2021.

Digital Collections

We have put a lot of effort into electronically cataloguing and indexing our collection of artefacts and documents which we will make available for research using the Resources link above.


The Museum is a registered charity and run by volunteers undertaking many and varied tasks which appeal to their personal interests. Use the link at the top of the page to find out more about volunteering opportunities; we would love to hear from you.

Preview of our Galleries

About us

Richmondshire Museum was founded in 1974 by the Richmond and Dales Soroptimists and opened in 1978. Since then much has been added to make the attraction a 'must' for any visitor to the town. The building appears small on the outside but is a veritable 'Tardis' once entered. There is a wide range of items on display with the emphasis upon local and social history. Displays include artefacts from the Stone Age to the present day.

As well as maintaining a wide collection of historic artefacts 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 also an archaeological repository. Interested parties should contact the Museum for further details.