Welcome to Murton Park. Home of The Yorkshire Museum of Farming and the Danelaw Centre for Living History.


Welcome to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming and Danelaw Centre for Living History.

The site and the museum collection are now closed to the public for the winter and will reopen at Easter 2017 with an exciting range of new developments on site. Watch this space for further details. In the meantime why not visit us in December for our annual…..

Santa Specials 2016! (run in association with the Derwent Valley Light Railway)

Come and join us for a train ride with Santa and enjoy an early Christmas gift for the children. Adults get a glass of sherry and a mince pie.

Take a guided tour around Santa’s village, including a visit to his house.Meet the Elves as they get sent back to school (and boy, do they have a lot to learn!). Some of the event is outdoors so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

No booking required.

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December

Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd December

From 9:30 am – last admission strictly 3pm.

Prices: Adult £7, Child £9

Please note: These are the correct dates – apologies to any of our customers for any confusion caused through one of our advertisers publishing last years details! 

The Farmhouse Kitchen Cafe will be open every event day serving a range of hot and cold refreshments.

Keep up to date with developments at the site and more informal news items by visiting our Facebook page by clicking here:




Services for Schools

Murton Park is home to the award winning Danelaw Centre for Living History. Danelaw offers a range of educational services to schools at Key Stages 1 and 2. The award winning team run a range of pre-booked study days for groups of up to 60 children here on site, or in your school.

We offer a range of period specific, hands-on activity days, all structured to offer a range of fully inclusive learning experiences.

We are proud of our status as a Learning Outside the Classroom Q badge holder and are current holders of two Sandford Awards for excellence in Heritage Education.

For further information, please click on the Services for Schools tab on the menu above.

For an insiders view of what is going on for school parties at the moment and a bit of informal news about our living history activities, visit the Facebook page of the Danelaw Centre for Living History by clicking here:

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