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Inspired By Gallery
The beautiful Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre hosts changing exhibitions of work by artists and makers who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors. We have an exciting programme of exhibitions and events. Panoramic vistas, seascapes, dramatic photography, unique ceramics, colourful textiles, artist lectures, workshops and musical events. The Inspired by... gallery can be found at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby.

North York Moors National Park Events

1 – 30 Wood Life, Inspired by... gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
1 – 21 Filthy Trash, Shandy Hall Gallery, Coxwold
1 – 30 September (Wednesday to Saturdays only) Mining Exhibition, St Helens Church, Carlin How (Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum)
1 – 22 (Saturdays and Sundays only) Dracula Season at Whitby Abbey
1 – 5 September The Great Ryedale Maze, Sherburn
1 Anglo-Saxon Day celebrating Yorkshire Day, Sutton Bank National Park Centre
1 Yorkshire Day, Nunnington Hall
1 Treasure Hunt on the Cleveland Way, Hayburn Wyke
5 A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pickering Castle (outdoor theatre)
5 – 28 Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine, Esk Valley Theatre, Glaisdale, near Whitby
7 – 21 North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, Welburn - with renowned classical musicians from around the world
7 – 8, 14 – 15 Ryedale Open Studios
8 2021 Tour Series Cycle Race, Guisborough
12 – 15 Saltburn Folk Festival, Saltburn (virtual)
13 – 14 The Three Inch Fools Present: Robin Hood, Helmsley Walled Garden (outdoor theatre)
15, 22 and 30 August, family-friendly 'Discovery Days' at Sutton Bank National Park Centre with the Ryevitalise project team (free, drop in)
21 Castle Howard Proms, Castle Howard
21 – 22 Hutton Buscel Artists exhibition, Hutton Buscel
21 – 23 Whitby Regatta, watch yacht and rowing races, Navy displays, fireworks and more set around this ancient port
21 – 27 Whitby @Home 2021, Whitby Folk Week
22 The Two Frida's, Outdoor Theatre at Kirkeatham Museum Grounds
28 – 29 1940s Living History Weekend, Eden Camp, Malton
28 – 30 Vikings! at Whitby Abbey

We've also got family treasure hunts, nature adventure days and plenty of fun activities for children to do throughout the summer holidays at our two National Park Centres based at Sutton Bank and Danby. Drop in any time to find out more and pick up a trail. Some activities may need pre-booking.

1 – 30 Mindful Month – reboot as we welcome autumn and feel invigorated in nature with events and activities to rejuvenate your spirits
3 – 5 The Castle Howard Dog Festival, Castle Howard
4 – 4 October Responses to Nature, Inspired by... gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
10 – 19 Heritage Open Days
10 – 12 Yorkshire Fossil Festival, The Rotunda Museum, Scarborough
11 – 12 Diesel Weekend, North Yorkshire Moors Railway
18 Arboretum Bat Walk, The Yorkshire Arboretum
18 – 14 November In the Open: an open art exhibition, Ryedale Folk Museum
23 – 26 Annual Steam Gala, North Yorkshire Moors Railway (with additional events at Pickering, Goathland and Levisham)
24 – 25 Trackrod Rally Yorkshire, Cropton, Dalby and Langdale forests NB: walk and cycle trails in Dalby are closed for the day
25 – 26 Apple Weekend, Helmsley Walled Garden
25 – 26 Festival of Thrift, Kirkleatham

9 – 8 November Reflections on Landscape, Inspired by... gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby
14 – 30 The Offing, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (a new adaptation of Benjamin Myers’ book set in Robin Hood’s Bay)
17 MoorsRun, North York Moors National Park in partnership with Hardmoors Race Series present the Turnpike Trot 10k and the Rabbit Run 5k. Enter online.
22 – 31 Dark Skies Fringe Festival, with a stellar line-up of speakers, including top astronomers and scientists
23 – 31 Light Spectacular, North Yorkshire Moors Railway
25 – 29 Youth Conservation Residential, Rosedale Abbey
29 – 31 Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival, Whitby

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