Welcome to Yorkshire's leading open air museum. There are over 20 historic buildings showing the lives of ordinary folk from earliest times to the present day. The Museum lies in the heart of the North York Moors. Set in 5 acres, there are rescued and reconstructed historic buildings including, shops, thatched cruck cottages, Elizabethan manor house, barns and workshops. The museum records the daily life of North Yorkshire people from the Iron Age to 1953. You can see a full-scale replica of an Iron Age dwelling, cruck-built houses from medieval and Tudor times, a Victorian undertaker’s and 1950s post-office.
Among the treasures in the museum there is the oldest daylight photographic studio in the country, the renowned Hayes collection of photographs and the splendid 1850's Merryweather fire engine . The witch post in Stang end cottage is one of only 20 known examples and all coming from Yorkshire apart from just one in Lancashire. There is a comprehensive collection of working craft tools and domestic cookery equipment.
The museum hosts a series of special days and events throughout the year, including, craft demonstrations, rare breeds of farm livestock, engine days, working cottage life, and more besides. Winner of many awards including, Museum of the YearPlease Ring 01751 417367 for further details
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