See and Do
There’s lots to see at Ryedale Folk Museum. With a six acre site and twenty buildings to explore, most visitors spend two hours looking around, and some a lot longer. You can wander through our site, taking in our pretty cottage gardens, traditional cornfield, atmospheric historic buildings and find out how people have lived, worked and played in our area since pre-history.
The Museum is now taking a winter break and will re-open to visitors on Saturday 15 February 2020. We are open everyday at the following times:
15 February to 30 March 10am – 4pm
1 April – 30 September 10am – 5pm
1 October – 15 November 10am – 4pm
All openings are dependent on weather conditions, please call us before you begin your journey if you are in any doubt. We may accept school bookings outside of the main opening dates.
All standard admission prices allow unlimited entry to the Museum for one year from the date of purchase. Terms and Conditions apply.
We are pleased to welcome groups to the Museum. For groups of 10 or more people visiting together, we are able to offer a discounted day pass. For more information, please download our Group Information Pack where you’ll find our booking form. 2020 Group Day Pass – £6.25 per person (including VAT). For educational and school groups, please see the Learning section of the website.
Ryedale Folk Museum is a large open-air site with historic buildings. Whilst almost all of our site is at ground level access some of our paths are uneven by their nature and there are one or two steps in and out of several buildings. For more information on access including prices for disabled visitors and free wheelchair or mobility scooter hire, please click here.
Ryedale Folk Museum is in the picturesque village of Hutton le Hole in the North York Moors National Park. We are located on the road which runs from Kirkbymoorside over ‘Blakey Ridge’ to the village of Castleton, just two miles north of the main A170 road between Helmsley and Pickering. Postcode for navigation – YO62 6UA It’s less than a one-hour drive from Whitby, York, Scarborough and Middlesbrough and around a one and half hour drive to Leeds and Hull.
The Museum does not have its own car park but there are two close-by. Museum visitors can make use of The Crown Inn car park, which is immediately next door to the Museum. £3 per day (for those not eating at The Crown Inn). Alternatively, you can park in the North York Moors National Park car park on Moor Lane, a 300m walk from the Museum. £2.50 for 2 hours and £4.50 for over 2 hours. Parking machines take coins only.
The Moors Explorer bus runs from the Hull area to Hutton le Hole on selected days throughout the summer months. Visit the EYMS website for details and timetables. The 176 bus runs on Wednesday and Saturday from some of the nearby villages to Hutton le Hole. The 174 bus runs on Monday, again from nearby villages (including Pickering) to Hutton le Hole. Visit the Get Down website for details and timetables for the 176 and 174 buses.
Eating and Drinking
We do not have our own café on site (except for on event days when we occasionally run a ‘pop-up’ service). There are a number of excellent choices in the village to get a drink or a meal. They include The Crown Inn, The Forge Tearoom and The Barn Tearooms – all of which are a very short walk from the Museum. Show your Museum pass at The Forge Tearoom or The Barn Tearooms to receive a discount!
Filming and Photo Shoots
Ryedale Folk Museum has been used for location filming in a number of television shows including Death comes to Pemberley, CBBC’s Hacker the Dog and Secret Britain. In addition, we have hosted crews from small, independent, amateur and student productions. For more information, please download our filming location and photo shoot brochure.