Free entry day to Richmond attractions for local residents

The Medal Room at the Green Howards Museum. Photo: Guy Carpenter.

Local residents can get free entry to Richmond’s key tourist attractions later this month.

The Green Howards Museum, Richmond Castle, The Georgian Theatre Experience and Richmondshire Museum will all open their doors for no charge, from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, March 21.

“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 Eileen Halliday, chair of the Welcome to Richmond group, which co-ordinates the Love Being Local event.

“By waiving 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 come along and see what’s on offer throughout the year.”

The Station, which does not charge an admission fee, is supporting the initiative with free family heritage tours at 11am and 2pm.

The Green Howards Museum is running a Pop Up Mess between 11am and 3pm; offering visitors refreshments (booking advisable), in the stunning surroundings of its Normanby Room.

To gain free admission on the day, residents should bring some documentation proving their Richmondshire residency, such as a utilities bill with their address on, or council tax bill.