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Facilities – Planning your visit.

Welcome to Murton Park, home of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, the Danelaw Centre for Living History and the Derwent Valley Light Railway. The park covers approximately 16 acres of mostly flat terrain, connected by a series of paths and trackways of varying surfaces.

The reception building houses our admissions desk and shop, toilets, coffee bar, Farmhouse Kitchen Cafe (open weekends and school holidays)  function rooms and library. Access to the library (open by appointment) is via stairs only. The bulk of the museum collection is housed in two main gallery buildings. The Four Seasons building has stair and wheelchair lift access to the upper mezzanine housing the WLA exhibition and photographic gallery. The Livestock Gallery has ramp access and is on a single level.

There is a large picnic area and a number of picnic tables outside. The playground is located opposite the picnic spot and there are toy pedal tractors for children (under 8s).
In bad weather, those bringing a picnic can eat indoors in the atrium space.

Toilets are located in the reception building and a toilet block is also open towards the back of the site. Both of these facilities have a disabled cubicle. Baby changing facilities are available in the reception building. Hand washing facilities are available at various points around the site.

Your visitor information sheet (given to you on arrival) features a map of the site: the facilities are indicated on this. A free audio guide is available to help you get the most from your visit. 

Please Note:

The education areas of the Danelaw Centre for Living History (Stone age village, Roman Fort, Viking village and Tudor farm house) are not open to the general public when school groups are in residence.


The museum shop is located in the main reception building. The shop is where you will pay for your admission on arrival.

The shop stocks a range of souvenirs, handmade crafts, local produce, confectionery and gifts whatever the age and budget of the visitor.

Teachers, please note: visiting school parties need to factor into their timetable a visit to the shop. 15 children are allowed in at any one time and must be accompanied by an adult.

Find Us

Murton Park is home to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Danelaw Centre for Living History and the Derwent Valley Light Railway and is located to the East of York in the Village of Murton. The postcode is YO19 5UF.

Conveniently this is near the A64, making it incredibly easy by car. You can follow brown signs for ‘Yorkshire Museum of Farming’. If you are feeling  energetic we are also on Sustrands cycle route 66.

If you have any questions related to our location, please contact us on or call us on 01904 489966 . If you are already en-route to us and are having trouble then calling would be the best option so we can assist you more quickly.

The map below can be opened with Google to give you directions.


£7.50 Adult
£6.00 Concession
£6.00 Child
£21 Family**

**  2 adults and 2 children  or 1 adult and 3 children (under 2s are free)

There may be additional charges for special events. See our what’s on page for details.

As a charity, we are always grateful when donations (including entrance fees) are accompanied by a completed Gift Aid declaration. This enables us to reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 given as an admission fee. This is a great boost to our income and will help us to (for example) improve our exhibits, buy animal feed, run our special events programme.

Reductions are available for groups.

Guided tours can also be arranged for interested parties but must be pre-booked. Please contact us for details.

Please note that Admission prices include entry to the whole site, but during School Education visits there may be limited or no access to the living history sites.

Opening Times and Prices

Murton Park is open to visitors from Easter till the end of October. Doors open at 10:00 am and close at 4:30 pm with last admission at 15.30 pm.

Admission prices

Adults: £7.50

Concessions: £6.00

Children: £6.00

Family: £21.00*

* 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children (under 2s are free)