Plan a Visit

The museum galleries and special exhibition close on Saturday 14 December. 

The museum shop shop closes on Monday 23 December.

We are open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm and on Sundays 11am to 3pm.

On Sunday 8 December, the day of Richmond’s Christmas fair, we are offering festive refreshments in the Normanby Room.  Book now.

The museum reopens on 20 January 2020: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm.  Your admission gives 12 months of unlimited repeat visits and includes entry to special exhibitions.

Adults £5
Concessions (over 60s, 16-18s, students and Armed Forces) £4
Under 16s, Friends of The Green Howards Museum, Art Fund, Max Card, Museums Association FREE
 We are an English Heritage Associated Attraction  2 for 1
 Dogs welcome  

Family History research

If you are planning to visit the museum to discuss family history research query, 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.

Find out how we can help with family history research.

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.

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.

NEW FOR 2020: small group tours – Treasures in Store

Our exclusive small group tours; ‘Treasures In Store’ offer a unique opportunity for you 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 group to interact with during their visit, giving participants a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

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

School visits take place as part of our education programme.

Access

You can read our Accessibility Guide here.

Visiting Richmond

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 StationThe 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.

Getting here

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.