Saturday, 28 January 2017

Opening Hours 2017

Opening Hours 2017

18 February to 31 March 10am - 4pm
1 April to 30 September 10am - 5pm
1 October to 3 December 10am - 4pm



JMS

Friday, 20 January 2017

Harvesting With The Reaper Binder At Ryedale Folk Museum



Today was rather a grey day at the museum, so, thinking ahead and of some better weather, I thought people may enjoy this old harvest video from Youtube, 2009. The binder is a Sunshine Massey Harris, made in Australia, and is PTO powered not wheel driven. I was very close to being run down that day as you can see towards the end of the video.

JMS

Friday, 6 January 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year To You, from All of Us at Ryedale Folk Museum!

Today we removed the old fence from the cornfield, taking advantage of the fair January weather (meaning it hasn't snowed).

JMS


Friday, 16 December 2016

Museum Closed Now Until February 18th 2017

Ryedale Folk Museum is now closed for maintenance until February 18th 2017, so from us all,
Have A Very Merry Christmas & New Year

Friday, 14 October 2016

Solving a flooding problem in Crofters Cottage

Whenever it rains, water pours into Crofters Cottage through the back door. 

Something had to be done to remedy this problem.
Under the earth at the threshold a large flat stone was discovered but over the years earth had piled on top. 
This was lifted and relaid by Peter and Andrew.    A couple more flat stones were acquired and drainage added below.

Now water drains properly into the ditch beside the cottage, making life much more comfortable for any inhabitants.
ADS

Solving a flooding problem in Crofters Cottage

Whenever it rains, water pours into Crofters Cottage through the back door. 

Something had to be done to remedy this problem.
Under the earth at the threshold a large flat stone was discovered but over the years earth had piled on top. 
This was lifted and relaid by Peter and Andrew.    A couple more flat stones were acquired and drainage added below.

Now water drains properly into the ditch beside the cottage, making life much more comfortable for any inhabitants.
ADS

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Ryedale Folk Museum's Education Dept Welcoming School Visits For The New Term

At Ryedale Folk Museum we had a school educational visit, back to Anglo -Saxon times, our education Dept can cater for many periods in history, if you are interested please contact Emma Colclough for details: 01751 417367
Emma & Wendy in period Saxon costume, both wearing futuristic vision aids (specs)!
Emma and Wendy prepare for the first school visit of the new term when we had 60 North Yorkshire school children at the Museum learning about House and Home, Pottery and Weaving in the Anglo-Saxon period.


Emma is happy to be back at School!
Thanks again to Museum Volunteer Kathryn for the photos & text.
K.L

Monday, 12 September 2016

Some Events From The European Heritage Open Days Free Weekend

The museum had plenty of visitors this weekend, and we had plenty of people demonstrating traditional rural crafts, thanks very much again to Museum Volunteer Kathryn for the photographs.
Helen busy baking in White Cottage

Kathryn dressed 1940's style in the Village shop

Traditional lace making


Blacksmiths waiting for the forge to heat up
A wide array of everyday objects all made from wood

Longbowmen 

Rag rug and crochet making
JMS

Friday, 9 September 2016

European Heritage Free Open Days - FREE ENTRY THIS WEEKEND SEPT 10th & 11th 2016

This weekend entry for Ryedale Folk Museum is free as the museum is participating in the free European Heritage Open Days 2016. So if you are looking for a good day out with the family & dogs, come to Hutton-le-Hole North Yorkshire and pay us a visit. There is loads to see!

JMS

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Children's Summer Activities At Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum Volunteer Kathryn kindly emailed me these photos of children's activities this week - thanks very much. As always there has been plenty for children to do at the museum.

Museum Volunteer Helen busy with children's crafts


JMS


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Stang End

Photos showing Stang End sometime in the 1800s and also in the mid 1960s.  The house was originally built Danby. It was taken apart stone by stone and begun to be moved to the museum in May 1966 where it was rebuilt and restored by 1967/8.   It mow appears how it would have been in 1704.  At some point in its history, it was extended from one room shared with animals to a house with a forehouse (living-room and kitchen), dairy and bedroom.
Stang End, Danby. 1800s

Some parts of Stang End had become derelict by the mid 60s.

Lintel showing date - 1704

The long process of taking Stang End apart and relocating to the museum.
A fascinating record of one of the museum's finest houses.

ADS

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Chemist

Visitors will notice a change in the Chemist shop.  Unfortunately damp has found its way into the wall and a cupboard has had to be removed to allow things to dry out. Volunteers are busy with it and hopefully it will be replaced soon.


The allotment is looking busy with a splendid variety of vegetables.

ADS

Friday, 27 May 2016

Beadlam Tractor Run & Tour De Yorkshire 2016 Passes Ryedale Folk Museum ...

Tour De Yorkshire found at:https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4Krcli9rzTA/maxresdefault.jpg





We were fortunate at Ryedale Folk Museum that both the Beadlam Tractor Run and the Tour De Yorkshire passed through Hutton-le-Hole. There was a decent crowd watching, Richard was in the best place at the Museum's Forge making a very good fireplace set on what was a very cold day. One lady collecting for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was donated some 10 Shilling notes in pristine condition, not something you see every day.

For further information on the Beadlam Tractor Run please click here:http://www.beadlamtractor.co.uk/

For info on Tour De Yorkshire click here:http://letour.yorkshire.com/

JMS



Thursday, 26 May 2016

Model Village Maintenance

Museum Volunteer David has been busy last Friday fixing the sail motor on the windmill in the model village, also pictured is fellow volunteer Peter.



JMS

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Friday, 6 May 2016

Lister engine, ploughs and wattle fencing..

These ploughs have been renovated with new handles and a coat of paint. They are situated near the workshop.
 New wattle fences at the corner of the medieval house look much better

 Here Peter gets another Lister static engine running. Note the large drum for the water coolant.

After some spluttering, it runs!




For more information about the Lister company which was founded in 1867, please check this link.

ADS

Friday, 18 March 2016

More Machinery Renovation At Ryedale Folk Museum



Today Peter got the Lister Stationary Engine running, and also the Allis Chalmers tractor. Like some wartime tractors we found out the old Allis is a petrol paraffin model, farmers were using multi-fuel engines years before they became commonplace. To see some more pictures of the Allis Chalmers please click on this link to a previous blog entry http://ryedalefolkmuseum.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/tractor-maintenance-at-ryedale-folk.html



Jonathan S