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It’s time to be inspired at The Moors National Park Centre

Magnetic Salmon Race at The Moors National Park Centre Magnetic Salmon Race at The Moors National Park Centre

18 May 2021

Exhibitions and events have returned to The Moors National Park Centre in Danby.

Following the recent reopening of the Inspired by… gallery, The Moors National Park Centre has now opened its interactive areas, in-line with government guidance for indoor attractions This includes the enthralling and fully immersive Land of Iron exhibition, which tells the story of the region’s Victorian ironstone mining era.

Wish Dragon The Moors National Park Centre Danby Credit Ebor Images

Rita Rudsdale, Manager at The Moors National Park Centre, said: “We’ve been delighted to welcome more visitors back to our outdoor spaces and into our shop over the last few weeks, we know how important access to the countryside is to people’s health and well-being. However the Inspired by… gallery and our exhibitions are huge part of what makes The Moors National Park Centre such a unique trip out, so we’re thrilled to be opening up again.

“We’re now looking forward to an exciting summer and restarting our brilliant walking and events programme.”

Alongside displays about the special habitats and wildlife of the North York Moors, the interactive exhibits inside the National Park Centre allow visitors to explore a rock pool, try their hand at magnetic fishing, discover what lives in a dry stone wall and operate a live-action feed from the Centre’s bird-feeder cam. During the school holidays, the Centre offers family-friendly trails and treasure hunts, along with weekly nature adventure days. Held outdoors, these include stories, art, and wildlife activities that are a great way for children to connect with the environment.

The National Park’s programme of free, guided walks returns in June, with many events now available to book online. Upcoming workshops also include an inspiring creative writing session, a ‘painting using acrylics’ class and a crafting workshop using recycled plastics. For more information on all of these activities, please visit

Woodlings houses at The Moors National Park Centre credit Chris J Parker

The Moors National Park Centre is open daily from 10am until 5pm and entry is free. Food and refreshments can be purchased from the Park Life Café, with indoor seating now available.


Media contact

Nina Beadle
Communications Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority
01439 772577

The North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, ancient woodland and historic sites. Created on 28 November 1952 it became Britain’s sixth national park. Covering an area of 554 square miles (1,436 square kilometres) the National Park has 26 miles of coastline, two national nature reserves, 840 Scheduled Monuments and over 3,000 listed buildings, attracting an estimated 8.4 million visitors a year.

The National Park has two visitor centres, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby and Sutton Bank National Park Centre, providing opportunities for cycling, walking, eating, picnicking, shopping, crafts and wildlife-watching. The centre in Danby also houses the Inspired by… gallery, which features regularly changing exhibitions by artists who draw their inspiration from the North York Moors.

The North York Moors National Park Authority works with a wide variety of people to care for this beautiful corner of Yorkshire, providing apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities with nearly 14% of staff being apprentices from local families.

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