Planning your visit

Opening times & prices

Murton Park is open to visitors from Easter until 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 are very welcome.

Admission prices give unlimited return visits for 12 months  and includes a free audio guide and unlimited rides on the Derwent Valley Light Railway.** The DVLR only run trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday weekends.

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. 

Gift Aid 

We would be very grateful if you would consider making a Gift Aid declaration when you visit. It is at no extra cost to yourself and takes seconds to tick the box. Gift Aid is a government scheme, which enables charities to reclaim the basic rate tax you have paid as a UK taxpayer, this is an extra 25p for every £1 of the total paid.  This extra income is very important to small independent museums like ourselves and helps ensure that we can continue to keep Yorkshire’s farming history and heritage alive for future generations. For more information on Gift Aid and admissions to the museum please click here to view a guide produced by Visit England.

  **The right to free admission is when open to the 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 events.

Find us at YO19 5UF

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.

Public transport The 747 (Pocklington) East Yorkshire bus service runs from York railway station to Murton village. Leave the village via Murton Lane and the museum is a couple of minutes walk on your right. Please note this includes walking on a road with no pavement. For timetables click here. The No. 10 First York bus service runs from York railway station to Grimston Court. The museum is a 5/10 minute walk away. From the bus, follow Bore Tree Baulk. At the end cross the A166 and turn right, Murton Lane is on the left. The museum is at the far end of the lane on the left. Please note this also includes walking on roads with no pavement. For timetables click here.

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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.

Accessibility Statement

Whilst we make every effort to make our site accessible and wheelchair friendly, the nature of some of the outdoor areas and the surfaces of the trackways may present difficulties for those requiring certain kinds of mobility aid or wheelchair. A number of our main tracks have loose gravel surfaces and some surfaces in the Viking village can be slippery in wet weather.

Certain areas of the Nature Trail are inaccessible in bad weather. Please ask at reception for details when you visit.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss any particular access requirements or issues.

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