Ryedale Folk Museum

in Hutton-le-Hole

Address: Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA

Phone: 01751 417367

Email: info@ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

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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  

There are activities for all the family across the site and animals to feed in the farming area for much of the year. Dogs are welcome throughout on leads.

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


All tickets are annual passes and are valid for one year from date of entry. 

Adult: £8.75  

Concession: £7.00 (65 and over/student with ID) 

Children (4 to 15): £7.00 

Children under 4: Free 

Family ticket: £28.00 (2 adults + 2 children) 
Art Gallery – There is a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year and the Art Gallery is free to visit. 

Shopping – 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. 
Eating, Drinking & Exploring – You are welcome to bring your own picnic and take advantage of our outdoor picnicking facilities across the site. There is also 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. 

Getting Here – 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. 

Access – Ryedale Folk Museum is a large open-air site with historic buildings. Whilst almost all our site is at ground level, some of our paths are uneven by their nature and there are one or two steps in and out of several buildings.  Assistance dogs (and other dogs) on leads are welcome throughout Museum, including within the buildings. 

For more information on access, including prices for disabled visitors and free wheelchair or mobility scooter hire, please see the Museum’s website or call 01751 417367. 

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