The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is home to the award winning Danelaw Centre for Living History – a unique educational resource offering on-site or in-school services to schools throughout the north of England. Our team of expert interpreters aim to bring the study of history to life for pupils throughout Key Stage 2.
All schools visiting the site are greeted by costumed staff on arrival and for the majority of our days, a dedicated team of staff will work with your school throughout the day. There is ample car and coach parking available, and toilet facilities are available in the main reception building and in a separate block out on site. Children also have the opportunity to visit the museum gift shop before they leave if this is required (please note, for large groups this can have a significant impact on the timing of your day).
Our facilities on site include a first-century turf and timber Roman Fort, a Dark Age village comprising 20 houses and workshops, a brick built Tudor farm house and garden and a Home Front evacuee centre comprising a farmhouse kitchen, air raid shelter complex, ARP and Home Guard huts and a bomb site.
For further details on the full range of our services, please follow the dedicated links from the menu above. Each page gives an outline of the activities offered under each theme, together with downloadable information leaflets and copies of our in-house risk assessment document.
Please note: We do not offer a catering service for any of our school visits. You will need to bring packed lunches.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about our services.
STOP PRESS – BOOKING NOW: Prehistory at Murton Park!
To expand our range of services, we have developed a Stone Age / Bronze Age settlement on the site here at Murton Park. Featuring traditional pre-historic round houses and workshops, field system and ‘sacred site’, from the 2015/16 academic year we are offering themed activity days exploring our ancient past from this exciting new area of our site.