Ryedale Folk Museum

About Ryedale Folk Museum

Nestled in the beautiful village of Hutton le Hole in the North York Moors National Park, Ryedale Folk Museum is Yorkshire’s leading open-air museum.

Victorian Cottage by Angela Waites Photography

With 40,000 objects set within 20 heritage buildings, beautifully displayed across a 6-acre site, we tell the stories of the people of the area. Our site is entirely dog-friendly, so bring your canine friends too. Don’t miss:

  • Traditional workshops of the blacksmith, cobbler, wheelwright, tinsmith, cooper and carpenter
  • A stunning thatched Manor House, with colossal crucks
  • A Medieval crofter’s cottage, an 18th century thatched longhouse and a Victorian thatched cottage, washhouse, dairy and schoolroom
  • A vintage chemist and nostalgic village store
  • The atmospheric reconstructed Iron Age roundhouse.

In the school room by Olivia Brabbs

Look out for family-friendly games including giant Merrills and the coconut shy. Play house in a classic gypsy caravan or try out the children’s tractor zone. Take a trip to the cornfield, featuring rare and endangered plant species.  And don’t forget to call by the farming area to feed the animals before you go!

Bring a picnic to enjoy in our picturesque heritage orchard picnicking site.

Our Art Gallery is FREE to visit, with a changing programme of art exhibitions throughout the year and art to buy.

Visit Ryedale Folk Museum


Accessible parking

North York Moors National Park car park which has designated disabled parking and is around 300m away from the Museum. Charges for blue badge holders apply.

Wheelchair available

Both standard wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available free of charge. As both are popular due to the large site area, advance booking is recommended on busy days.

Trained assistance dogs welcome

All dogs including assistance dogs are made welcome at the Museum. Dog bowls with water are located around the site. The Museum is located within the North York Moors National Park where assistance dogs can be toileted nearby.

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Ryedale Folk Museum provides a range of facilities to offer you a fantastic day out


The gift shop offers a range of items for visitors to take home to commemorate their visit or as a gift for friends or family. The shop offers a range of books, toys, greetings cards, locally produced food and drink, as well as quality local hand-crafted items. All profits from the shop are used to support the Museum’s charitable activities.


You are welcome to bring your own picnic and take advantage of our outdoor picnicking facilities across the site. There is also a choice of fantastic tearooms and a great local pub in the village, supplying everything from a quick cuppa to a tasty two-course meal. Once you’ve purchased your ticket, you have the freedom to come in and out of the Museum, enabling you to enjoy refreshments or time exploring the village.

Car parking

The Museum does not have its own car park but you can park at the Crown Inn pub car park, which is immediately next to the Museum. There is a flat rate charge of £3, regardless of the length of stay. Alternatively, you can park in the North York Moors National Park car park which has designated disabled parking and is around 300m away from the Museum. The path to the Museum is flagged but uneven in places. Charges for blue badge holders apply.

Children's trails/adventure playground

Try out your steering skills in the ride-on tractor zone, most suitable for children aged 5 and under or pick up an Explorers’ Trail for kids to discover what Ryedale Folk Museum has to offer. Play house in our beautifully converted gypsy caravan. Enjoy a selection of traditional games located across the museum, including stick and hoop, giant Merrills and the coconut shy.

Toilets and baby changing facilities

There is an accessible toilet with a baby change located in the entrance building.

Picnic site

Picnicking is welcome across the site, including within the setting of our beautiful heritage orchard.

Dogs at Ryedale Folk Museum

Dogs are welcome across the site, including inside the museum’s more than 20 historic and heritage buildings.

Getting here

Contact us

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UA
Tel 01751 417367


In village of Hutton-le-Hole around 300m away from the North York Moors National Park’s car park.

Public transport

The Moorsbus service operates on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays in the summer.

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