There will be free entry to Richmond’s key tourist attractions to all Richmondshire residents next month.
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond Castle, The Georgian Theatre Royal and Richmondshire Museum will all open their doors for free on Saturday, March 17 between 10am and 4pm.
“We all know what a fantastic place Richmond is but sometimes we forget what’s right here on our doorstep,” said Eileen Halliday, chair of the Welcome to Richmond group which is hosting the event for the third year running.
“The Love Being Local Day is an excellent opportunity for residents to re-visit the town’s attractions or even experience them for the first time.
“Admission is free so people are encouraged to get round as many venues as possible, have a great day out, and then tell their friends, families and visitors what our incredible town has to offer.”
To gain free entry on the day, residents should bring some documentation proving their Richmondshire residency.
The Station, which does not charge an admission fee, is also taking part in the initiative, with free family activities throughout the day and Richmond Operatic Society will be performing a selection of songs from their upcoming production of My Fair Lady at 11.15am and 12.45pm.
The Tourist Information Centre, located in the Library on Queens Road will also be welcoming visitors between 10am and 1pm to provide additional information on things to see and do in the area
The Love Being Local event is just one of many initiatives organised by the Welcome to Richmond group to promote tourism in Richmond and Lower Swaledale, including the popular Town Ticket which enables discounted entry to the key attractions and price reductions at local eateries between April and October.
The group also hosts GeorgeFest, the town’s summer Georgian Festival, and produces a town map and supporting tourist information resources.
More information on the Love Being Local Day can be found on www.richmond.org