Murton Park

What will students see and do?

Murton Park is an open-air museum experience like no other and the perfect fusion of history, education and fun for every age.

On-site you’ll be able to experience Yorkshire Museum of Farming – a museum established to collect, document, display, research and preserve material relating to farming – as well as Derwent Valley Light Railway. This is a volunteer-run heritage railway with passenger services.

There’s also pigs, goats, ponies, sheep, poultry and ducks to meet, plus a playground featuring toy pedal tractors, with surrounding picnic tables and green space.

It’s the perfect destination for all generations and crafted to especially engage the young.

The site also plays host to some of the best known and most accomplished historical re-enactment societies in the north of England. Look out for special events held throughout the year.

Murton Park has been running successful educational days for visiting school parties ever since 1992.

Visitors can see everything from historic vehicles and carts to the hand tools and implements used on the farm throughout the county, all of which will tell the story of Yorkshire’s farming past and remain a testament to the continual development of farming practices through the 19th and 20th centuries.

A free audio guide is available from reception to help you make the most of your visit.

Teaching resources provided

Get in contact to discuss your curriculum objectives and the sorts of learning resources Murton Park may be able to provide.

Minimum and maximum group size

Murton Park can accommodate a minimum of 24 pupils and a maximum of 65.

Details of risk assessment

Risk assessments for each themed day are available to download from the website.


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Facilities on-site

With a museum, railway, animals, a playground and the extra special living history sites (where you can explore life as a Viking or Roman), the site has something for everyone, whatever your age.

Opening times




Visit: £19.20 per person
Half-day outreach: £280
Full-day outreach: £10 per person

Travel arrangements

Murton Park is situated 4.5 miles from the centre of the historic city of York. The website offers directions to the site provided by Google Maps.


Murton Park, Murton Lane, York
YO19 5UF

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