New! coffee and cakes

The Green Howards Museum is taking to the streets, serving coffee, tea and tasty sweet and savoury treats from Monday 12 April.

“The shed is our pop-up refreshment area and it’s going to help raise vital funds for our museum following a very tough 12 months,” explains Director Lynda Powell. “We’re so lucky to be right in the middle of Richmond, and when the weather’s good it’s a real suntrap.

With its cheery bunting and delicious cakes and bakes, the shed is going to be a great place to meet friends or take a break during a visit to our lovely town. And if you buy a mug from our gift shop, we’ll give you your first cuppa for free!”

The museum team are being helped by staff from nearby Cross View Tea Rooms.

“We’re really pleased to be involved with such a creative fundraiser,” says owner, Barry Divers, who took over Cross View just as lockdown started last year. “Everyone needs a boost and enjoying coffee and cake certainly helps. Knowing that you’re helping the museum, which is such a key part of Richmond’s heritage, makes it even better. We just need five weeks of guaranteed sunshine and everything will be fantastic!”

The shed is open, weather permitting, every day during its first week, then Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 10.30am to 3.30pm until 17 May.

The Green Howards Museum’s gift shop also reopens on Monday 12 April, although a date for the reopening of the museum itself is still to be confirmed.

Setting up the shed would not have been possible without the support of Richmond Town Council, Cross View Tea Rooms and the Friends of the Green Howards Museum. Thanks also to Hunter’s Landscapes, Pinz n Needles, Andrew Coghlan, Laura and Dave Morton and the marvellous museum volunteers.