Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton Park

Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton Park
Murton Park
Murton Lane
York
North Yorkshire
YO19 5UF
England

Website

www.murtonpark.co.uk/html/farming_museum.html

Telephone

01904 489966

Fax

01904 489159

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Food icon Shop icon Library icon Study area icon Wheelchair access icon

The Museum opened in 1982 to house a range of exhibits from Burton Constable, collected by East Yorkshire Farm Machinery Preservation Society.

The Museum holds a fantastic regional agricultural collection. Displays show a detailed look at how agriculture has shaped and influenced both society and the landscape. The collection includes many thousands of objects, photographs and archival material dedicated to the tools and techniques that have produced our 'daily bread' for over 250 years.

The collection is displayed within two Museum buildings and through various open-air parts of the site. The Four Seasons Building takes visitors through the farming year, season by season, from winter ploughing to autumn Harvest. This building holds a variety of agricultural machinery, old and new, helping to tell the story of farming both then and now. It also holds exhibits connected with the everyday life of farming communities in days gone by, including its very own Harvest Chapel, Stubbs’ Ironmongers Shop and Granary.

The Livestock Building concentrates on the farming of animals, including sheep, cows, pigs and the uses of heavy horses. This complements the wide variety of rare breeds raised and kept on site. The display building includes James Herriott's Veterinary Surgery and a Blacksmith’s. We even have our very own working blacksmith on site.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

March-October
Daily 1000-1700
November-February
Daily 1000-1600

Collection details

Archives, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

advertisement