People living in and around Richmond are being encouraged to feel great about being a local, with a day of free entry to the town’s key tourist attractions.
The Green Howards Museum, Richmond Castle, The Georgian Theatre Experience and Richmondshire Museum will all open their doors for no charge, from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 21 March.
“We want Richmondshire residents to come into the town and visit our attractions; experiencing the history and heritage that’s right on their doorstep,” explains Eileen Halliday, Chair of the Welcome to Richmond group, which co-ordinates the Love Being Local event. “By waiving admission charges, this is an opportunity for people to visit our venues, have an excellent time, maybe remind themselves just how wonderful it is to be a local, and then encourage their friends, family and visitors to come along and see what’s on offer throughout the year.”
The Station, which does not charge an admission fee, is supporting the initiative with free family heritage tours at 11am and 2pm. The Green Howards Museum is running a Pop Up Mess between 11am and 3pm; offering visitors refreshments (booking advisable), in the stunning surroundings of its Normanby Room.
To gain free admission on the day, residents should bring some documentation proving their Richmondshire residency, such as a utilities bill with their address on, or council tax bill.
Are you planning a visit on Love Being Local day? Help spread the message by posting on social media with the following hashtags: #lovebeinglocal #loverichmond #richmondyorks #doorsteptourist #lovewhereyoulive #originalrichmond
Find out more: richmond.org