CORONA VIRUS: The museum is closed indefinitely whilst the situation develops. The team remain working behind the scenes to ensure we will be ready, and better than ever, when we are able to welcome visitors again. We remain contactable for all museum related enquiries, including family history research and collections questions.
As a charity, this is of course a very uncertain time for us. However, in the grand scheme of things, closing the museum is a small and necessary contribution to the wider efforts we all need to make at the present time. If you are able, please support us by making a donation or visiting our online shop.
Sign up to our e-newsletter (link at the bottom left of this page) follow us on social media(we’re prioritising facebook), and check these webpages for the latest information. We are really going to need you when we reopen, so make sure you keep in touch!
Stay safe and look after each other.
Note: we have kept the information below live for reference, for when normal service is resumed.
We are open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.
Your admission gives 12 months of unlimited repeat visits and includes entry to special exhibitions.
|Concessions (over 60s, 16-18s, students and Armed Forces)||£5|
|Under 16s (accompanied by an adult), Friends of The Green Howards Museum, Art Fund, Max Card, Museums Association||FREE|
|We are an English Heritage Associated Attraction||two for one entry|
Car: Richmond is just 10 minutes from the A1 and A66. The museum is in the centre of the market place.
Parking discs are available from the museum and most shops in the market place. Displaying the disc in your car gives you up to 2 hours FREE parking (8am – 6pm Monday – Saturday). There is unrestricted parking in the market place on Sundays. There are short stay and long stay car parks throughout the town.
Disabled (restricted to 3 hours) and motorcycle parking bays are available outside the museum.
Rail: The nearest railway station is Darlington. There is a regular bus service that picks up outside the station and stops opposite the museum.
Bus: Several bus routes stop within walking distance of the museum, either behind us in the market place, or in front of the nearby Friary Gardens .
Coach: Coaches can drop off passengers at the back of the museum. Free coach parking is available in the Long Stay car park at Nuns Close.
You can read our Accessibility Guide here.
Group visits and guided tours
Are you a member of a group who would like to visit the museum? We can work with you to make your visit one to remember. We can provide group sessions related to a topic you are particularly interested in and museum tours with one of our knowledgeable guides. A range of refreshment options are also available to complement your group visit, from morning coffee to light lunches and afternoon tea. Find out more and plan your group visit now.
Exclusive behind the scenes access - new for 2020
A unique opportunity to see behind the scenes in our stores.
You will get close to some of our most precious objects, many of which are never on public display due to their fragility and age.
Our Curator and Museum Director will personally select the items for each small group to interact with during their visit, giving participants a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Don’t worry if there are actually lots of you! We will manage your visit to ensure you get the small group access you need to really get the most out of your time in our stores and archive areas.
Your visit will also include refreshments – choose from tea, coffee and cake, a buffet lunch or a full Yorkshire afternoon tea in our splendid Normanby Room.
There will also be time to view the museum galleries independently; absorbing the fascinating 300 year story of this illustrious regiment as well as seeing the Treasures in Store special exhibition.
Treasures in Store small group tours range from £25 to £40 per person (depending on which refreshment option you chose). Contact us for more information, availability and to book.
Events and celebrations
The museum provides a unique setting for your event or celebration. Surround yourself with sumptuous silver, art and history by hiring The Normanby Room.
School visits take place as part of our education programme.
Family history research
Find out how we can help with family history research.
If you are planning to visit the museum to discuss family history research query, we cannot accept walk-in enquiries. Please book an appointment with the researcher. It’s really important to do this as our researcher works part time and we don’t want you to be disappointed. Call 01748 826561 to book a slot.
Independent family history research
We can help you find out more about a Green Howard relative by making our reference books and records available to you. If you would like to visit the museum to do this, get in touch with us first to ensure we are able to give you as much time and information as you need to make the most of your research time at the museum.
There’s lots to do in Richmond – our town is the cultural capital of The Yorkshire Dales!
Our historic Georgian market town is overlooked by an imposing Norman castle. As well as our museum, which sits in the centre of the historic cobbled market place, you can also visit The Station, The Georgian Theatre Experience and The Richmondshire Museum. There are also lots of interesting shops, galleries, pubs, cafes and a variety of scenic riverside walks. For town news and events, visit Richmond Online.
We are proud to be part of a brand new touring route through the cultural and historic heart of England.
Find out more about The Explorer’s Road.
The museum is part of Richmond’s Town Ticket scheme, which runs between April and October, giving reduced entry to Richmond’s four main attractions, including the museum, as well as discounts on eating out in the town.
Find out more and buy your Richmond Town Ticket.