Buy Online or on the Day
You do not need to book a day or time to visit.
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. But, it will help us and help you move through our reception area a little quicker.
The earliest date we are able to open, according to current Government restrictions is Monday 17 May. We will announce a confirmed date and opening times as soon as we are able to.
All standard admission prices allow unlimited entry for one year.
Safe and Happy Visits
We want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit to our Museum…please support us by…
Not visiting if you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 in the last 14 days.
Maintaining social distancing from people who are not from your visiting group.
Providing your contact details on arrival (not required if you have pre-paid). These will be used for NHS Track & Trace and for no other purpose (except where you Gift Aid your admission).
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.
Wearing a face-covering when you are inside our buildings. This is a Government enforced requirement from 8 August.
To support your visit we can confirm that…
Our toilets are open for paying Museum visitors only. We are cleaning these toilets throughout the day.
We are increasing cleaning frequency around all areas of the Museum but we recommend that you wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitiser when you can and at the end of your visit.
Hand sanitiser is available for visitors on arrival at the Museum, on departure and at the entrance and exit of the Harrison Collection building.
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 social distancing. We have introduced a simple occupied and vacant system for two museum buildings, so that your party can have the whole house to yourselves! This is a simple system and will be explained on arrival.
Finally, please respect our staff team if they are undertaking additional cleaning during opening hours and while we all get used to new ways of working.
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. 2021 Group Day Pass – £6.25 per person (including VAT).
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. £3.50 for 3 hours and £4.80 for over 3 hours. Parking machines take coins 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.