The Museum is now closed for our winter break.
We look forward to welcoming visitors back in spring 2022.
Staff and volunteers are still on site working throughout the winter. Please email [email protected] or call 01751 417367 if you have an enquiry or need to speak to someone.
2022 Opening Days and Times
The Museum will be open every day from Saturday to Thursday. We will be closed to visitors on Fridays in 2022 (excluding Good Friday and the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday when we will be open).
Monday 14 March – Thursday 31 March 10am – 4pm (closed on Fridays)
Saturday 2 April – Thursday 29 September 10am – 5pm (closed on Fridays but open on 15 April and 3 June)
Saturday 1 October – Sunday 13 November 10am – 4pm (closed on Fridays)
We hope to hold our Christmas event in early December, dates to be confirmed.
All standard admission prices allow unlimited entry for one year.
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. 2022 Group Day Pass – £6.25 per person (including VAT). Groups must be booked in advance to claim the group rate.
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 – coins only (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. £3.50 for 3 hours and £4.80 for over 3 hours – card payment only.
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.