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Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum Credit Ryedale Folk Museum/Jim VarneyRyedale Folk Museum Credit Ryedale Folk Museum/Jim Varney

Experience twenty reconstructed heritage buildings, six acres of grounds and 40,000 objects, curios and antiques at this award-winning open-air museum.

Volunteers share their skills and enthusiasm with visitors during wheel-hooping, wood-turning and rope-making demonstrations, workshops and craft courses. Enjoy the exhibitions, gardens, livestock and much more. There's plenty of space to run around too!

Explore the wide range of historic buildings and displays rescued from the area. They and their contents bring to life the lives of ordinary people from over the past 2,000 years.

The Museum has something for all ages, from a model village to a photographic studio and even a witch's hovel. An indoor gallery is dedicated to the unique collection of everyday antiques donated by local brothers Richard and Edward Harrison. The Fold Yard area has a wonderful display of agricultural machinery and implements, with a sensory garden, pygmy goats and picnic benches.

All of this in the picturesque moorland village of Hutton le Hole.


Disabled parking spaces 10m from entrance; 10m from pub car park which allows all day parking and about 100m from the village car park.

Within the museum there is a combination of tarmac path for the length of the museum with paved paths leading to the buildings, while around the gardens and allotments, there is rubble and grass. With the buildings being old, the floors inside can often be uneven. The museum grounds stretch up a slight hill, but there are benches placed throughout and it is all on one level, with no steps.

Toilet facilities, including disabled. Mobility scooters are available which can be pre-booked for use at no extra charge.

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