About Us

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is a charitable trust dedicated to the preservation of the history of farming in Yorkshire and further afield. Our museum is located at Murton Park, near the village of Murton which lies just outside York. Murton Park is also home to the Danelaw Centre for Living History, The Derwent Valley Light Railway, The York and District Beekeepers Association and is also the base for the York and District Guild of Spinners, Weavers, and Dyers (Click on the ‘Our Community’ tab for further information on these and many other groups associated with the museum).

We are the only museum in the district specifically dedicated to the agricultural history of the Ridings of Yorkshire which encompass diverse terrain from the Wolds and the coastal North York Moors to the Pennine Dales, and are noted for both livestock and arable farming.

As a charity, we depend on the generosity of those who visit the museum as customers or make financial donations to support our work. If you would like to help support our work in this way please contact us on:


Or click on the ‘Get Involved’ tab above for information on current vacancies and volunteering opportunities.