Yorkshire Museum of Farming
Telephone: 01904 489966
Yorkshire Museum of Farming is a great family attraction located in the 16 acre rural setting of Murton Park just outside York that covers the diverse agricultural history of the region from the first farming practices to present day.
We have plenty for all ages to enjoy, including events and activities throughout the year.
Our collection is displayed in 2 main buildings, the Four Seasons Gallery and the Livestock Gallery. Both have fun interactive features for children! There are also a variety of open-air exhibits.
We have a collection of livestock kept on site, and visitors can get close to the animals to say hello. Given our rural setting there is also plenty of wildlife to see all year round!
With plenty of open space, Murton Park is great for letting off steam, especially with our adventure playground, toy tractors, and the Millennium walk around the site. The farmhouse cafe also has an outdoor dining area.
The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is also home to the Danelaw Centre for Living History. Apart from during school visiting hours, the reconstructed Viking Village and Roman Fort are available to explore. During the Summer Holidays, costumed interpreters will be on hand every day to lead activities. Also on site is the last remaining stretch of the historic Derwent Valley Light Railway, which visitors can ride on Sundays.
Events run throughout the year, please contact us or see our website through the link for further details. Whether you’re learning about harvest customs, going on an Easter egg hunt or playing traditional rural games, we are sure there will be something for everyone.
Disabled access to most of the site but currently limited to lower floor in one of the display galleries.
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It may be worth checking out Yorkshire Museum of Farming's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Yorkshire Museum of Farming before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
Beginning of April to the end of October:
Open daily 10am to 4.30pm
Last admission 3.30pm
Cafe on site serving hot and cold drinks and snacks, homemade cakes, and seasonally themed treats.
Vegetarians catered for.
"Can I have one of those?"
Themed toys, games, books, and stationary. Also locally produced edibles including sweets, chocolates, traditional preserves, and chutneys.
"i need a wee"
Male, female and disabled toilets available; also includes baby changing facility.
and baby come too...
Milk can be warmed on request.
"are we there yet?"
The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is located near the A64 York bypass, follow the brown tourist signs. The 747 East Yorkshire bus runs from York railway station to Murton village. The number 10 First York bus also runs from York railway station to Grimston Court. The museum is about a 10 minute walk away. From the bus, follow Bore Tree Baulk. At the end cross the A166 and turn right, Murton Lane is on the left; Murton Park is at the far end of the lane on the left. We are also on the Sustrans cycle route 66.
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Outdoor wear recommended.
Prices & Admission
Under 3s are free
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £20
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