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Richmondshire Museum

Ryders Wynd
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JA

Richmondshire Museum, which was opened in 1978, began in a former joiner's workshop and has gradually grown.

Visitors begin their tour in the reconstructed cruck house which houses the museum's collection of domestic bygones. They then move on to the leadmining gallery, this details the industry which flourished in the dales until the end of the 19th century.

Next is the transport gallery, with its model of Richmond Station, and this leads to the James Herriot vet's surgery set. Beside this is Barker's chemists shop from Catterick Garrison. The tour ends in the Wenham Gallery, which covers the history of the town and district. Here you can see the former village post office from Grinton.

In addition to the main galleries there is a reconstruction of the mid-Victorian grocer's shop in Richmond when John James Fenwick - the founder of the Fenwicks department store chain - was born and began his working life.

The museum is a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

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Richmondshire Museum Postcode for SatNav: DL10 4JA


+44 (0)1748 825 611

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