Ryedale Folk Museum

Type:Museum - Folk

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A unique visitor attraction located in the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole, where history is brought to life through the Museum’s buildings and collections.

Step back in time and explore:
•A typical Iron Age roundhouse
•A Medieval crofter’s cottage
•A thatched Elizabethan Manor House
•An 18th Century thatched cottage complete with rare wooden witch post
•A Victorian thatched cottage, washhouse and dairy
•An array of horse-drawn vehicles – a hearse, fire engine, carriages and ploughs
•Traditional workshops of the blacksmith, cobbler, wheelwright, tinsmith, cooper, saddler and carpenter
•An Edwardian daylight photographic studio – the oldest in the country
•Vintage farming equipment – tractors, ploughs, carts and threshing machine
•A nostalgic 1950s village shop and chemist
•The Rosedale glass furnace – an insight into an illegal 15th Century glass making industry
•The Harrison Collection – a treasure trove of stunning antiques and rare curiosities

Our gift shop offers a range of items for visitors to take home to commemorate their visit or as a gift for friends or family. We stock a range of books, toys, greetings cards, locally produced food and drink, as well as quality local hand-crafted items. All profits from the shop are used to support the Museum’s charitable activities.

There is a choice of fantastic tearooms and a great local pub in the village, supplying everything from a quick cuppa to a tasty two-course meal. Once you’ve purchased your ticket, you have the freedom to come in and out of the Museum, enabling you to enjoy refreshments or time exploring the village.

Ryedale Folk Museum also offers a programme of events and school holiday activities – please visit our website for more information.

The Museum is Dog Friendly, has baby changing facilities and toilets and also has a wheelchair and 2 mobility scooters available for visitors to use. (If requiring a mobility scooter it is advised to call ahead of your visit to check availability).

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Guide Prices

2020 Prices:

Adult: £8.75
Concession: £7.00 (65 and over/Student with ID)
Child (4-15): £7.00
Children under 4: Free
Family ticket: £28.00 (2 adults + 2 children)



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Turn north 1 miles east of Kirkbymoorside.

By Public Transport:
Taxi recommended. Bus to Pickering from Malton or Moorbus to Hutton-le-Hole.

We are located in the village of Hutton-le-Hole, on the road from Kirkbymoorside that runs over ‘Blakey Ridge’ to Castleton. We are two miles north of the main A170 road between Helmsley and Pickering. The Museum is less than an hour’s drive from Whitby, York, Scarborough and Middlesbrough and around a one and half hour drive from Leeds and Hull.

Hutton-le-Hole, Nr. Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA
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Tel01751 417367


  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Winner White Rose Award Winner 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsDiscover Yorkshire Coast local members logo Discover Yorkshire Coast local members logo 2017

Opening Times

* **To avoid disappointment, for current opening times, prices and any new admission policies, please visit the business website which may contain new information.**

All openings are dependent on weather conditions, please call us before you begin your journey if you are in any doubt.

We may accept school bookings outside of the main opening dates.

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