Pay on Arrival or Buy Online
We are a large site with plenty of room for social distancing. For this reason, we are not operating an advance booking system.
It is possible to pre-pay for your admission pass online with our secure payment system. Simply bring your order number with you when you visit and we’ll provide you with your Annual Pass.
You do not have to pre-pay for your admission to the Museum and you are welcome to pay when you arrive. However, pre-paying will help us and help you to move through our reception area a little quicker.
The Museum is now open to visitors.
Monday 17 May – Thursday 30 September 10am – 5pm
Friday 1 October – Sunday 14 November 10am – 4pm
All standard admission prices allow unlimited entry for one year.
Safe and Happy Visits
From 19 July 2021 we intend to continue with some Covid-19 secure measures for the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. Please support us by:
Not visiting if you have had a positive Covid-19 test in the last 14 days, have Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
Wearing a face mask (if you can and are able) in the reception area of the Museum and the gift shop (adjacent to the reception).
Paying by contactless card whenever you can.
Only picnicking in the outdoor areas and taking your rubbish home.
Keeping your dog on a lead at all times.
To support your visit we can confirm that…
Our toilets are open for paying Museum visitors only. We are cleaning the toilets throughout the day.
Hand sanitiser will continue to be available for visitors on arrival at the Museum, on departure and at the entrance and exit of the Harrison Collection building and near our areas where we have animals.
Our staff and volunteers will continue to wear face masks when inside Museum buildings during opening hours.
It is easy to see into the vast majority of historic buildings before you enter, so please ‘look and see’ and only go in if you are able to respect other visitors. We will retain our simple occupied and vacant system for two buildings, so that your party can have the whole house to yourselves! This is a simple system and will be explained on arrival.
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. 2021 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.