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Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk MuseumRyedale Folk Museum

A unique visitor attraction located in the picturesque village of Hutton le Hole, where the history of Ryedale and the North York Moors – from the Iron Age to the 1950s - is brought to life through the Museum’s buildings and collections.

Step back in time and explore:

  • A typical Iron Age roundhouse
  • A Medieval crofter’s cottage
  • A thatched Elizabethan Manor House
  • An 18th Century thatched cottage with rare wooden witch post
  • A Victorian thatched cottage, washhouse and dairy
  • An array of horse-drawn vehicles – a hearse, fire engine, carriages and ploughs
  • Traditional workshops of the blacksmith, cobbler, wheelwright, tinsmith, cooper, saddler and carpenter
  • An Edwardian daylight photographic studio – the oldest in the country
  • Vintage farming equipment – tractors, ploughs, carts and threshing machine
  • A nostalgic 1950s village shop and chemist
  • The Rosedale glass furnace – an insight into an illegal 15th Century glass making industry
  • The Harrison Collection – a treasure trove of antiques and curiosities


Ryedale Folk Museum is a large open-air site with historic buildings. Whilst almost all of the site is at ground level, some of the paths are uneven by their nature and there are one or two steps in and out of several buildings.

Assistance dogs (and other dogs) on leads are welcome throughout Museum, including within the buildings.

For more information on access, including prices for disabled visitors and free wheelchair or mobility scooter hire, please see the Museum’s website or call 01751 417367.

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