What’s On


Throughout the 2017 season the museum will be hosting a range of special events and themed weekends. Check this page out on a regular basis to follow the exciting programme as it takes shape over the next few months.

If you would be interested in hosting or organising an event at Murton Park, please contact us via enquiries@murtonpark.co.uk to discuss your ideas.

Throughout the season, the Derwent Valley Light Railway will run a scheduled service for visitors every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (no additional charge).

Please note: Whilst we make every effort to keep this calendar up to date, occasionally changes to the programme and cancellations of events may take place due to circumstances outside our control. If there is an event that you are particularly interested in, or a re-enactment group scheduled to appear that you would particularly like to see, it is always recommended that you telephone the museum in advance to avoid disappointment.

There will be no cafe service on Sunday 23rd April


Event Planner 2017

Throughout the season, the museum will be open to visitors seven days a week. The Farmhouse Kitchen cafe will be open Thursday – Sunday each week, with additional opening for some special events. During term-time weekdays access to the living history sites of the Danelaw Centre for Living History will be limited. The Derwent Valley Light Railway will be operating passenger trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the season. 
April 22nd and 23rd April

York Open Studios Weekend. Local artist Sarah King will be in residence exhibiting examples of her animal portraits. Free admission to the artists gallery – normal admission charges apply for the museum.

Please note: There will be no cafe service on Sunday 23rd April.

May 29th April 1st May – Viking Re-enactment group  on site.

13th 14th May. Ferguson Tractor rally.

18th/29th Re-enactment groups on site.

Jun 18th June. Fathers day, Vintage Vehicle display.
July Watch this space for news about a variety of re-enactment groups on site.
August Sunday 6th August. Tractor Ted special event!

Come and see Tractor Ted at Murton Park. Ted’s bouncy castle will be here, together with the Digger Den and activity trail. Come and have a go at the ancient sport of Welly Wanging! Lots of fun for the while family.

Schools out summer holiday activities



Watch this space for news about a variety of re-enactment groups on site.
October 29th October. Museum closes for winter.
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