Please Note: The museum is now closed to the general public for the winter season. We will be reopening at Easter 2017.
Our annual Santa Special event, run in association with the Derwent Valley Light Railway will be open every weekend in December. No need to book – just turn up. See here for further details as they are published.
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 Thursday to Sunday inclusive) 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.
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.