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...
Christmas opening times
25th/26th November & weekends in December: Only open to our Christmas event ticket holders
Weekdays in December: We are open during the week until Friday 22nd December
Christmas closure: We close to the public (non-Christmas event ticket holders) on Friday 22nd December and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.
Please note: As per our terms and conditions, it is not possible to bring your dog into the Christmas event. We also ask that dogs are not left in cars whilst you attend the event.
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.
The right to free admission is when open to general visitors. 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.
Family Pass £38
2x Adults, 3 Children
Child Under 2 FREE
(Available to purchase on site only with a valid Carers card)
1 named adult & 6 unnamed child (Available to purchase on site only with a valid Registration Certificate)
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.
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.
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…
Find us at YO19 5UF
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