People living in Richmondshire are being encouraged to feel great about being a local with a day of free entry to the town’s key tourist attractions.
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond Castle, The Georgian Theatre Experience and Richmondshire Museum will all open their doors for no charge, from 10am on Sunday 2 April.
We want Richmondshire residents to come into the town and visit our attractions; experiencing the history and heritage that’s right on their doorstep,” said Lynda Powell, chair of the Welcome to Richmond group, which has created the Love Being Local event.
“By waiving our admission charges, this is an opportunity for people to visit our venues, have an excellent time, maybe remind themselves just how wonderful it is to be a local, and then encourage their friends, family and visitors to also come and see what’s on offer.”
To gain free admission on the day, residents should bring some documentation proving their Richmondshire residency.
The Station, which does not charge an admission fee, is supporting the initiative, with a free guided tour at 2pm.
The purpose of Welcome to Richmond is to promote tourism, to improve the visitor experience, and to increase tourism spend, through mutual support and partnership working.
Welcome to Richmond is a sub group of Richmond and Lower Swaledale Business Association.