Murton Park – Yorkshire Museum of Farming
near York, North Yorkshire
Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Murton Park review – Murton Park Yorkshire Museum of Farming is located near York. It is a little known attraction but has plenty there to keep families entertained.
Indoors there is a museum of farming including authentic rooms from the past and a small soft play area for children aged 5 and under. There is another indoor museum with farm-related toys and displays. Included in your ticket to Murton park you are also entitled to ride on the Derwent valley light railway which runs on Sundays and most bank holiday Mondays from spring until summer. It’s just a short trip but kids will love it.
Outdoors they have plenty of animals including rabbits, sheep, hens and goats. You can’t feed them but they mostly like to be stroked. There is a small playground with a playhouse and things to swing, climb and slide on. They have a nature trail going around the perimeter of the site with a couple of historical areas to explore along the way and fun interactive elements such as musical instruments. There is an excellent Viking village with lots of village houses to look around. Further on from this you will find a Wild West village again with authentic buildings. I can highly recommend visiting on one of their event days, especially when their historical villages are brought to life by re-enactors.
Eating – There is a cafe on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outside.
Facilities in brief – Two indoor farm-themed museums, steam train rides once a week in season, outdoor and indoor play areas, animals, historical villages – Vikings, wild west and more. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
Entry price – *Cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. Adults are just £7.50 and children £6.00 each. Under 2’s are free. Admission prices give unlimited return visits for 12 months. It is free to park.
Opening: Murton Park is open from Easter until the end of October. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: Yorkshire Museum of Farming, York YO19 5UF, North Yorkshire, England. Phone: 01904 489966
Category – Museum and farm park – indoors and outdoors – suitable for all ages.
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