Yorkshire has long been the rural heart of northern England and the Yorkshire Museum of Farming is devoted to telling the story of its history and heritage. Spread over 14 acres of farmlands in Murton Park, just outside of York, the museum offers a fascinating peek into traditional farm life, displaying a large collection of farm equipment from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Visitors can follow a year on the farm in the Four Seasons gallery, learn about animal husbandry in the Livestock Gallery, and discover the work of the Women’s Land Army during WWI and WWII. The farm also offers plenty of fun family activities, including tractor rides, animal feeding, farrier demonstrations and a nature trail, plus a farmhouse café and an adventure playground.
The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is located in Murton Park, around 7km east of central York, and is open daily from 10am-4pm. Adult admission is £6.50.
Did You Know? The museum’s vet surgery exhibit includes equipment that once belonged to famous veterinarian and author, Alf Wight, better known as James Herriot.