Murton Park - Yorkshire Museum of Farming


Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF

Tel: 01904 489966

Murton Park - Yorkshire Museum of Farming


The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is located in the 14 acre rural setting of Murton Park just outside York.

The collection of historic farming equipment is displayed in two main buildings, and across the site. The Four Seasons Gallery tells the story of the farming year from winter ploughing to autumn harvest, and the Livestock Gallery explores the rearing of animals and the produce they give us. Both have fun interactive features for children.

The museum also has a large library and archive available for researchers and visitors by appointment.

We have a collection of livestock kept on site and visitors can get close to the animals to say 'Hi'. 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 café also has an outdoor dining area.

The museum 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 for further details.

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Opening Times

* The Museum is open every day from April to the end of October.

Opening times:

10am to 4:30pm

Last admission 3:30pm

Guide Prices

Adult: £7.50
Concession: £6.00
Child: £6 (under 2's are free)
Family: £21 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)

Admission gives you free return for 12 months.*

Reductions are available for groups, please contact us for details.

Admission prices include entry to the whole of Murton Park. However please note that during school term time there may be no or reduced access to the living history sites as they will be in use by school parties. If there is a particular living history site you wish to visit please do contact us in advance to enquire about its availability.

*This excludes Santa Special and certain special events.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

Road Directions

By Road:A64 Ringroad, Grimston Bar roundabout, take the A166 to Bridlington. First left down Murton Lane. We are on the left after the York Auction Centre. Parking: FREEBy Public Transport:First York Buses: Mon-Sat every 20 mins; Sun - 8 mins past (hrly)Drop off at Hull Road, Boretree Baulk (5 mins walk)The 747 (Pocklington) East Yorkshire bus service runs from York railway station to Murton village.We are also on the Sustrans cycle network route 66. Accessible by Public Transport: York station is 4 miles away.

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