Sunday, 13 April 2014


We have been spending a very lovely week in Pickering with various of our children and grandchildren. The weather has been pretty good and we we have managed to be out and about every day. Today, we said goodbye to the last of of our visitors and set off for the stunningly pretty village of Hutton le Hole, about six miles from Pickering.

Once parked, we ambled down to the Ryedale Folk Museum. I fully expected to be done and dusted within half an hour, but I'm happy to say we emerged more than an hour and a half later. It is an absolute delight, created to celebrate the rich heritage of North Yorkshire, with medieval garths, cottage gardens, a farming area complete with animals and a traditional orchard with over 30 fruit trees. 'There are over twenty historic buildings on the 6 acre site. Many were rescued from around the area and with their contents they bring the lives of ordinary people from pre-historic times to the present day'. There is an Iron Age round house, various period cottages and a 1950's store and post office. An absolute delight!

As you can see, I took a few photos! In fact I took dozens! Well worth £7 per person.

Oh! Here's Evie wearing her new hat!

We're off to Manchester tomorrow for a few more days of fun with the grandchildren, before heading home for a well-earned few days rest before term starts! 


Lyn said...

Never been but it is now on my list!
The had looks delightful too! Xxx

Jennyff said...

Maybe 40 years ago and not so long before she died I went with my Mum to take items from our farm to the Folk Museum, many relating to butter making. Its a delight for me to know that you enjoyed your visit and to remember how generous she was. Thank you for that.

josiekitten said...

Looks like the kind of place that Mr JK and I would like to visit. Will put it on our list for October! Enjoy the rest of the holidays! xx

Mitch and Molly said...

This sounds like a wonderful place to visit! Evie looks so precious in her new hat ♥

melissa said...

evie looks perfectly adorable in her new hat!
love it!!

Gallery@ryedale said...

Thank you so much for this lovely blog!We are really glad you enjoyed your visit. I am going to share it with our twitter and facebook followers tomorrow evening! Thanks again. Best wishes from all of us at Ryedale Folk Museum

kate said...

So glad you are having a wonderful break, Ros!! Love the little one tongue in the last picture.