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A selection of small local and larger national museums within day trip distance of any of our cottages. York is well blest with international standard museums the Railway and Castle Museums are fantastic and well worth a visit. At the local level both the the Ryedale Folk Museum and the Beck Isle are very good. This list is by no means exhaustive.
Ryedale Folk Museum, near Pickering
Yorkshire's leading open air museum. 12 buildings all with displays set over three acres, including the oldest photographic studio in the country, Elizabethan Manor House, thatched cottages, farm and craft buildings, village shop and post office, regular craft displays.

Visit www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk for further information.
National Railway Museum, York
The only stately home within the North York Moors National Park, 60 years a school, now restored to a magnificent family home by Lord and Lady Feversham. The original 18th century house was remodelled after a serious fire in the late 18 hundreds. Grand interiors and fine family pictures. Unique 35-acre, landscaped garden with terraces, lawns, superb trees, temples and fine views. A 400-acre park with way marked country walks. Exhibitions and events. Parkland centre, licensed tearoom, playground, nature reserve and orienteering.
Further information at www.duncombepark.com
Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington

Experience the tremendous atmosphere of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial whilst admiring fascinating displays, such as the restored Control Tower, Air Gunners Room, Archives, Airborne Forces Display, Squadron Memorial Rooms and Gardens, which have been awarded a Yorkshire in Bloom Silver Gilt certificate, and much more. See Yorkshire's pioneering Cayley Glider along with the Wright Flyer, unique Halifax Bomber and modern jets such as the Harrier GR3 and Tornado GR4. Exciting events take place throughout the year on a regular basis. The excellent 'NAAFI' Restaurant provides hot and cold meals, snacks and refreshments.

Further information at www.yorkshireairmuseum.co.uk

Castle Museum, York
York Castle Museum is named after the wooden castle built by William the Conqueror in 1068 today all that remains of the castle is Clifford's Tower, this is the castle keep from a later castle built by Henry III between 1245 and 1258.

York Castle Museum has many galleries including period rooms, farmhouse kitchen, prison cells, military and costume galleries. There is also a coffee bar and shop.

Visit www.yorkcastlemuseum.co.uk for further information.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
This handsome 17 century harbourside house is where the great explorer, James Cook, came to serve his apprenticeship in Whitby in the year 1746. It belonged to Cook's master, the Quaker ship owner, Captain John Walker. When the young Cook was not at sea, he lodged here in the attic with Walker's 'other family' of apprentices.

Visit www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk for further information.
Beck Isle Museum, Pickering
The Beck Isle Museum is housed in a handsome Regency residence near the centre of Pickering, adjacent to the Pickering Beck, a stream that flows under a four arched road bridge. One arch of this bridge (originally much narrower) is reputedly of medieval origin.
The museum is owned by the Beck Isle Museum Trust and is staffed and operated completely by volunteers.

Visit www.beckislemuseum.co.uk for further information.
Malton Museum
Malton Museum is Ryedale's major archaeological museum, located in the heart of Malton's market place and housed in an 18th Century butter market. In addition to the renowned Roman collections the museum is also home to a social history collection relating to trade, local government, racing and other aspects of the town and surrounding area.
The museum features a semi-permanent exhibition space on the first floor that currently features the fascinating Wharram Percy: Life in a Medieval Village display.

Further information at www.maltonmuseum.co.uk

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