Richmond attractions to open their doors to the public

Richmond Castle. Photo: Dylan Moore.

Richmond attractions will throw open their doors and waiving admission charges for Richmondshire residents on Saturday.

The Green Howards Museum, Richmondshire Museum, The Georgian Theatre Experience and Richmond Castle are joining together for Love Being Local day on from 10am to 4pm.

Residents need to bring proof of Richmondshire residency, such a utilities or council tax bill, to secure their free admission.

“Even if you’ve lived here for years and visited our fabulous attractions many times, there’s always something fresh to see,” said Lynda Powell, director at The Green Howards Museum and chair of the Welcome to Richmond group who co-ordinate the annual residents’ day.

“Pick up some juicy Georgian backstage gossip at the theatre, enjoy the Richmondshire Museum before their official season opening in April, with its additions to the Cruck House gallery and a new family trail.

“Visit the castle to see the refreshed Cockpit garden and find out what it would have been like to be local in Norman times.

“We’ve not been in Richmond for quite that long, but 2023 marks our 50th birthday here at home in the middle of the market place, so why not pop in on the day and find out our plans for this important year.”

In addition to free entry at the charging venues, there will also be special 25% Love Being Local discount in The Shop at The Station and a host of deals available to local people with vouchers for Richmondshire Leisure Trust (half price swims, beauty and health club) to pick up from the participating attractions on the day itself.