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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.

Shop

The newly refurbished 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, toys, 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

COVID-19 Update:

In light of the announcement made by the Prime Minister on Monday 22nd February 2021, we are hoping to be able to open Murton Park in the following stages:

The outside areas will be able to reopen to visitors from Monday April 12th 2021 and it is hoped that the inside areas can follow on Monday May 17th 2021.

The DVLR will be running freight train and shunting demonstrations on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Sunday 18th April 2021, and hope to be able to resume their passenger services later on in the season when it’s safe and allowable to do so.

We very much look forward to welcoming back all our visitors to Murton Park, but until then we hope that you and those around you are staying safe and well.

All of the above dates are subject to change depending on the current guidance applicable at the time. 

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 Sustrans cycle route 66.

If you have any questions related to our location, please contact us on enquiries@murtonpark.co.uk 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.

Opening Times and Prices

COVID-19 Update:

In light of the announcement made by the Prime Minister on Monday 22nd February 2021, we are hoping to be able to open Murton Park in the following stages:

The outside areas will be able to reopen to visitors from Monday April 12th 2021 and it is hoped that the inside areas can follow on Monday May 17th 2021.

The DVLR will be running freight train and shunting demonstrations on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Sunday 18th April 2021, and hope to be able to resume their passenger services later on in the season when it’s safe and allowable to do so.

We very much look forward to welcoming back all our visitors to Murton Park, but until then we hope that you and those around you are staying safe and well.

All of the above dates are subject to change depending on the current guidance applicable at the time.

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 3.30 pm. Dogs on a lead very welcome.

Admission prices

Adults: £8.00

Concessions: £7.00

Children: £7.00

Family: £25.00*

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