The machines and implements in our care are a testament to the continual development of farming practices through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From historic vehicles and carts to the hand tools and implements used on the farm throughout the county, the collection tells the story of Yorkshire’s farming past.  A free audio guide is available from reception to help you make the most of your visit.

Much of this collection is on permanent display in two exhibition halls; the Four Seasons Gallery and the Livestock Gallery. Some of the larger objects are displayed in the open spaces around the museum.

The museum is also home to a research library, archive and boasts an impressive photographic collection. Researchers wishing to access the collection or library should contact the museum via email or telephone. Contact details are available here.

The Library and Archive are on an upper floor that is not serviced by a lift; however, alternative arrangements can be made to enable visitors with limited mobility to have access to these collections.