Things to do at Ryedale Folk Museum review
Ryedale Folk Museum is an open-air museum with historic buildings and a focus on rural life from Iron Age up until the 1950s in Hutton-Le-Hole, North Yorkshire. The village itself is one of the most beautiful villages on the North York Moors.
It is a unique place to visit where you can step back in time and see life through the ages. There are many buildings and structures to explore including an Iron Age roundhouse, a medieval crofter’s cottage and a thatched Elizabethan Manor house.
Plus other thatched cottages, a washhouse, dairy, workshops, 1950s village shop, chemist and a glass furnace. There is an array of horse-drawn vehicles plus vintage farming equipment. They host annual events and school holiday activities. They often have people dressed in the costume of the time.
If you visit the village on a warm day there is a pretty stream where kids can enjoy a paddle in shallow water. Once you have purchased a ticket you have the freedom to come in and out of the museum and explore the village of Hutton-Le-Hole.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Ryedale Folk Museum
Is there food and drink available?
There is a choice of tearooms and pub in the village serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Outdoor living history museum with an array of structures and buildings from Iron age to the 1950s, events and school holiday activities. There are toilets and a choice of places to eat in the village.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £8.75, children 4-15 £7, under 4s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there 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.
When are they open?
The museum is open for most of the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Assistance dogs (and other dogs) on leads are welcome throughout the Museum including within the buildings.
Are they accessible?
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