Ryedale Folk Museum

1940's village shop with children in period costume
Ryedale Folk Museum Hutton-le-Hole North Yorkshire YO62 6UA

Opening Times:

Open daily 10:00-17:30 (16:30 last admissions)

From mid-October to mid-March 10:00 till dusk

We close mid-December to mid-January to conserve the collections. Please contact us for details.

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Ryedale Folk Museum is a large open air attraction and Gallery with over twenty historic buildings to explore and discover how your ancestors lived.

Many of the buildings were rescued from the local areas with others being recreated based on local examples. They now continue to be used by the Learning Team to bring history to life.


Discover the Iron Age round house, investigate the medieval croft and garth, build a Tudor manor house and explore the Victorian cottage, wash house and gardens. We even have a WWII village hall! Examine life in the Iron Age, Medieval, Tudor and Victorian periods. Immerse yourself in hands-on history!


Winners of numerous awards for excellence in education and tourism. 


Prices: £5 per child for a full day’s activities; Teacher free to pupil ratio is 1:6; 1:1 carers are free; £3.50 for any extra adults

Contact Details:
Emma Hirst, Learning Manager   Tel: 01751 417367, Email: learning@ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Learning Programmes:

Our committed Learning Team are constantly delivering and developing new exciting and enjoyable school days, workshops and events. We specialise in hands on history and cover everything from pre-history in the Iron Age right up to WWII.


We also provide workshops and experience based activities for Leisure and Tourism and Travel and Tourism BTEC, GCSE, AS Level and more. In addition we run science shows, currently focusing on water and forces topics.


Free teacher familiarisations – contact us for a VIP tour.

We are very flexible! Let us know your requirements and we will do our best to meet them. Self guided visits and educational trails are also available, please contact us for more information.


Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you! Outreach sessions to schools are available based on all the workshops we offer at the museum. This includes handling boxes and an in-period character to lead the session.


This organisation is a Campaign! Make an Impact Project Partner and runs sessions based around campaigning. To find out more contact the organisation directly. For further information about the Campaign! Make an Impact Programme click here.


Iron Age Life

Medieval Farming

Tudor Life

Victorians - Daily Life, School and Hiring Fairs

WWII Evacuees

Art Interpretation and Handling Artefacts

House and Home, Crafts, Toys and Costume

Invasion and Settlement

Local and Rural History

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