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Yorkshire Museum of Farming

York

For a great family day out, come and explore the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton near the historic City of York. Learn about the history of farming and have fun.

Features

Danelaw Centre for Living History (a unique service for schools)

Women’s Land Army Exhibition

Viking Village & Roman Fort

Many events and activities running throughout the year (see website)

Livestock Paddock and Duck Pond

In-School Days and Presentations

Own Library facilities

Derwent Valley Light Railway (half mile section still running in Museum Grounds)

Facilities

Café facilities in our Atrium Coffee Baa – snacks and hot drinks available all day

Children’s Play Area

Picnic Area (for paying adults)

Group Bookings Welcome – personal cheese-making demonstrations for groups of 15+ which includes entry into Museum and Cheese-making Viewing Gallery

Dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after little accidents!

Located within a 16 acre site close to the famous and historic City of York, the Yorkshire Museum of Farming houses an excellent collection of regional, historic farming equipment which can be viewed within two different buildings. The story of a year on the farm, from winter ploughing right through to autumn harvest, is told within the Four Seasons Gallery. The Livestock Gallery teaches about animal rearing and their produce. Both Galleries have many interesting, interactive features which will keep our younger visitors entertained.

Learn how different breeds of farm livestock and crops were introduced. Explore how our Victorian ancestors lived day to day, cooking and cleaning. Many of our seasonal events demonstrate and celebrate customs such as the making of corn dollies to celebrate the harvest, ploughing matches and much more.

A Celebration of the Women’s Land Army exhibition ‘Feeding the Nation’ is a ‘must visit’.

The Yorkshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers are based on site, and the Yorkshire & District Beekeepers Association have their Apiary and Pavilion on site too, so two extra attractions to visit whilst at the Museum.

The Museum is conveniently located near the A64 (York By-pass). Follow brown tourism signs for ‘Yorkshire Museum of Farming’. Buses run from York Railway Station (see website for further info). 

For opening times and admission prices please visit website. All ex-members of the Women’s Land Army get Museum Discount (half price).

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