Welcome to Murton Park

The perfect fusion of history, education and fun for every age

Murton Park is a must-experience, one-stop Living Museum for those who love to create memories that can span the eons of time. Perfect for all generations and crafted to especially engage the young. Murton park is not only a remarkable open-air museum experience like no other, it is much more and also plays home, and host, to some of the best known and most accomplished historical re-enactment Societies in the North of England. Look out for the special events held throughout the year (see What’s On section of website) when groups like the cowboy Trail Blazers Western Re-enactment society, Jorvikingi Viking Re-enactment society or Jorfor’s Hall Early Medieval Re-enactment and Living History Group, take up residence at Murton Park. With our own Museum, Railway, Animals, Playground and Living History Sites – we have something for everyone.

Our award winning, family, visitor and schools attraction is situated only 4.5 miles from the centre of the beautiful and historic City of York.

Opening prices & times...

General opening times

Murton Park is open to visitors all year round. Doors open at 10:00 am and close at 4:30 pm with last admission at 3.30 pm.

The Yorkshire Barn Café is open Mondays-Sundays (with last orders for hot food 3/3.30pm).

Well behaved dogs on a lead are very welcome on site but they are not allowed in any of the buildings. We also ask that you clean up after your dogs. 

Admission prices give unlimited return visits for 12 months and includes a free audio guide and unlimited rides on the Derwent Valley Light Railway.**

Please note that Admission prices include entry to the whole site, but during school term time there may be limited or no access to the living history sites. Free entry for Blue Peter Badge card holders and Young Archaeologists Club members. This excludes Christmas events. We also reserve the right to exclude or add additional charges for certain special events.

**Unlimited rides on the DVLR are only when passenger trains are run during standard opening hours and not special event.

For families...

We’ll help you keep the kids entertained…

Whether you are a history lover, train enthusiast, explorer, lover of small and furry animals, or just have a lot of energy to burn… it’s time to explore Murton Park (established in 1982)

With our own Museum, Railway, Animals, Playground and extra special Living History Sites (where you can even explore life as a Viking or Roman) we have something here for everyone, whatever your age. 

Up and Coming Events

Craft club

Next craft club: Sunday 19th May, 10.30am-12.30pm ‘Craft Corner’ is every third Sunday of the month and is ideal for children 3+. Whether your child

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Brick Building Club

Lego club

Next Lego club: Sunday 2nd June,10.30am-12.30pm Our ‘I like to build it, build it’ Lego club is on the first Sunday of the month. It’s

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For schools...

Experience life as one of our distant ancestors, a Viking settler,  a new recruit to the Roman Army or an evacuee…

We have been providing a wide range of unique hands-on historical activity days for school children since 1992

The wealth of experience gained over many years has ensured that we are a sector leader in the delivery of educational experiences both on the recreated historical sites at Murton Park and in school.

Learning Outside the Classroom

Murton Park has the LOtC Quality Badge awarded by The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

Sandford Award

In 2010, 2015 and 2022 Murton Park has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education.

For history lovers & time travellers...

Explore our Living Sites where history can literally come alive…

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We’d love to hear from you…

Happy Grandparents
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‘Brilliant, relaxed, animals to pet, great displays of farm history and World War Two…two happy girls and two happy grandparents!’
"We will be back again very soon!"
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Our first visit today and we were not disappointed. Something for the whole family. Play area is great. Lots of space to let small ones run about and still be able see them. It felt very safe even in the current situation. We will be back again very soon!
Excited Parent
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‘Came for a look…can’t wait to bring the children so they can enjoy it too!’
"Exceptionally friendly"
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Great place for children. My 2 year old grandson loved the play area especially the large sand pit. Animals and tractors too. We chatted to the train staff who were exceptionally friendly and showed us their trains. Fantastic.
Thrilled Tourist
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‘Excellent day out, good value and marvellous service!
"Loads to see and do"
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Lovely family day out here today. Absolutely loads to see and do. Friendly staff, lovely cafe, steam train, park, animals, loads to walk around. Viking village was brilliant! Loads of space for the kids to run around, small tractor's to play on. My kids 3 and 6 absolutely loved it and learnt lots of new things. Will definitely be going back again. Pay once and you get free entry for a year.
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