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Museums November 2018

Please mention Thirsk Tourist Information when you make contact

Many attractions have seasonal opening. Please check the opening times before travelling.

The World of James Herriot Ltd

museum — 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL.

Tel 01845 524234 Website http://www.worldofjamesherriot.com

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Thirsk Museum

museum — 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ.

Tel 01845 527707 Website http://www.thirskmuseum.org

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Barnard Castle

The Bowes Museum Barnard Castle DL12 8NP. Tel 01833 690606
Email info@thebowesmuseum.org.uk
Website http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/
Children welcome. Family activities and exhibitions. Accessible. An accessible entrance is on the east end of the building There are several routes or pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility and for wheelchair users. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Beamish, Co. Durham

Beamish Museum Beamish, Co. Durham DH9 0RG. Tel 0191 370 4000
Email museum@beamish.org.uk
Website http://www.beamish.org.uk
Children welcome. A very hands-on museum with family friendly exhibits and activities. Children of all ages enjoy the museum. Accessible. There are a variety of authentic ground surfaces, some of which are uneven with steep slopes in places, and some buildings and exhibits have stepped access. If a disabled visitor needs a companion or carer this person is admitted free. Visitors are welcome to use personal motorised scooters to help them get around the museum.The Accessible Bus, with a rear tail lift, can securely carry up to four wheelchairs. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Darlington

Head of Steam Museum North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST. Tel 01325 405060
Email headofsteam@darlington.gov.uk
Website http://www.head-of-steam.co.uk
Children welcome. Play room, craft activities,interactive exhibitions Accessible. Wheelchair Accessible Toilets

Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees

Preston Park Museum & Grounds Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH. Tel 01642 527375
Email museum@stockton.gov.uk
Website http://www.prestonparkmuseum.co.uk
Children welcome. A range of family friendly events throughout the year including an annual Teddy Bears Picnic, outdoor theatre, family crafts and a Christmas Bazaar. Visit website for details. Accessible. The majority of the paths around the park are well surfaced however there are some areas of the Woodland and Quarry Walk which are on an incline with uneven surface. Within the museum, assistance may be required on the gravel path through the Orchard to the Walled Garden. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Great Ayton, Middlesbrough

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum 101 High Street, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6NB.
Website http://www.captaincookschoolroommuseum.co.uk
Children welcome. Including school parties. Interactive displays, play corner. Accessible. Fully accessible; lift to 1st floor.

Halifax

Eureka! The National Children's Museum Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE. Tel 01422 330069
Email info@eureka.org.uk
Website http://www.eureka.org.uk
Children welcome. Special events, see website for details. Accessible. Fully accessible, accessible toilets. Free bookable extra pair of hands to help with visit. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Hartlepool

Heugh Battery Museum Moor Terrace, The Headland, Hartlepool TS24 0PS. Tel 01429 270746
Email info@heughbattery.co.uk
Website http://www.heughbattery.co.uk
Children welcome. Reconstructed trench, interactive exhibits, tank Accessible. Parts of the site are not accessible as there are steps to the Battery Command Post and Magazine areas. Café is accessible by ramp, accessible toilet available on site. Wheelchairs available. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Hawes

Dales Countryside Museum Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT. Tel 01969 666210
Email hawes@yorkshiredales.org.uk
Website http://www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk
Children welcome. Hands on fun and explorer packs for children throughout the Museum, outdoor trail, 'creation station' and interactive displays in the railway carriages. Accessible. Pushchair and wheelchair friendly site with hearing loop.

Haworth, Keighley

BrontĂ« Parsonage Museum Church Street, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR. Tel 01535 642323
Email bronte@bronte.org.uk
Website http://www.bronte.org.uk
Children welcome. Children's guidebook, interactives & activity area. Accessible. Access is limited, please call ahead for advice

Hutton-le-Hole, York

Ryedale Folk Museum Hutton-le-Hole, York YO62 6UA. Tel 01751 417367
Email info@ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk
Website http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk
Children welcome. School holiday activities are on offer, there is a year-round fun children's trail to follow and our animals (pigs, chickens and sheep) are always a hit with children. Accessible. Benches located regularly around the site. Free mobility scooters - pre-booking advised. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Kirkstall, Leeds

Abbey House Museum Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH. Tel 0113 3784079
Email abbey.house@leeds.gov.uk
Website http://www.leeds.gov.uk/abbeyhouse
Children welcome. Family activities Accessible. Accessible toilets, accessible for wheelchair users, hearing loop

Leeds

Royal Armouries Armouries Drive, Leeds LS10 1LT. Tel 08700 344344
Website http://www.royalarmouries.org
Children welcome. Live performances. Combat demonstrations. Collection handling sessions, talks and tours. Crossbow shooting gallery. School holiday activities, special exhibitions. Conferences & study days. Accessible. Fully accessible, accessible toilets. Assistance dogs welcome
Thackray Medical Museum Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN. Tel 01132 444343
Email info@thackraymuseum.org
Website http://www.thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk
Children welcome. Interactive exhibits and events - fun family activities in the school holidays Accessible. Lift to all floors

Malton

Eden Camp Modern History Museum Malton YO17 6RT. Tel 01653 697777
Email admin@edencamp.co.uk
Website http://www.edencamp.co.uk
Children welcome. WW2 reconstructed camp, Children's play area/Assault course. Free wartime-themed puppet show. Accessible. Fully accessible in all areas. Manual wheelchairs, braille sheets and audio guides can be borrowed free of charge. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Marske-by-the Sea, Redcar

Winkies Castle Museum 162 High Street, Marske-by-the Sea, Redcar TS11 7NB. Tel 01642 775086
Email post@winkiescastle.co.uk
Website http://www.winkiescastle.co.uk
Children welcome. Activities for children. Accessible. Ground floor only. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Middlesbrough

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AT. Tel 01642 311211 / 813781
Email captcookmuseum@middlesbrough.gov.uk
Website http://www.captcook-ne.co.uk/ccbm
Accessible. Fully accessible

Murton, York

Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York YO19 5UF. Tel 01904 489966
Email s.lofthouse@murtonpark.co.uk
Website http://www.murtonpark.co.uk
Children welcome. Children's playground and activities. Animals on site for visitors to see (please note - not a petting farm). Accessible. Accessible toilet. Lift available to upper floor in main display building. Most of the site is accessible by wheelchair but much of the outdoor area is grass and gravel path. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Pateley Bridge, Harrogate

Nidderdale Museum Old Workhouse, King Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5LE. Tel 01423 711225
Email info@nidderdalemuseum.com
Website http://www.nidderdalemuseum.com
Children welcome. Question sheets in each room, simple quiz Accessible. Stair lift, disabled toilet

Pickering

Beck Isle Museum Bridge St, Pickering YO18 8DU. Tel 01751 473653
Email info@beckislemuseum.org.uk
Website http://www.beckislemuseum.org.uk
Children welcome. Activities, children's events, outdoor area. Accessible. Partly, not 1st floor. Disabled toilet.

Reeth, Richmond

Swaledale Museum The Green, Reeth, Richmond DL11 6TX. Tel 01748 884118
Email museum.swaledale@btinternet.com
Website http://www.swaledalemuseum.org
Children welcome. Accompanied children 12 and under Free, trails, hands-on exhibits, mystery objects Dogs welcome with conditions.

Richmond

Richmondshire Museum Ryders Wynd, Richmond DL10 4JA. Tel 01748 825611
Email admin@richmondshiremuseum.org.uk
Website http://www.richmondshiremuseum.org.uk
Children welcome. Experience life in Victorian Richmond through dressing-up, playing shop. Sight, sounds, smells. Toy gallery & play area. Accessible. Almost fully accessible
The Georgian Theatre Experience Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4DW. Tel 01748 823710
Email admin@georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk
Website http://www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk
Children welcome. Family trails Accessible. Lifts and ramps to access most parts of the building. Please let the tour guide know of any assistance you might need.
The Green Howards Museum Trinity Church Square, Richmond DL10 4QN. Tel 01748 826561
Email museum@greenhowards.org.uk
Website http://www.greenhowards.org.uk
Children welcome. Displays and activities at child height, uniforms to try on, children's trail and colouring booklets, school holiday activity sessions. Accessible. Totally accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Ripon

Ripon Courthouse Museum Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS. Tel 01765 690799
Email info@riponmuseums.co.uk
Website http://www.riponmuseums.co.uk
Ripon Museum trust Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE. Tel 01765 690799
Email info@riponmuseums.co.uk
Website http://riponmuseums.co.uk
Children welcome. Trails & some hands-on activities at all three sites. Events in school holidays. Accessible. Wheelchair and mobility scooter access. Access lift available to first floor, Accessible toilet. At courthouse limited access & no toilet.
Ripon Prison & Police Museum Marygate, Ripon HG4 1LX. Tel 01765 690799
Email info@riponmuseums.co.uk
Website http://riponmuseums.co.uk/museums/prison_police_museum
Children welcome. Interactive displays, prison uniforms to try on Accessible. Accessible to most wheel chairs,an access lift is available accessible toilet Dogs welcome with conditions.
Ripon Workhouse Museum 75 Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE. Tel 01765 690799
Email info@riponmuseums.co.uk
Website http://www.riponmuseums.co.uk

Shildon, Co. Durham

Locomotion Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham DL4 2RE. Tel 01388 777999
Email locomotion@nrm.org.uk
Website http://www.nrm.org.uk/locomotion
Accessible. fully wheelchair accessible, outdoor paths of up to 1km, wheelchair accessible bus service usually available

Skinningrove, Saltburn

CIeveland Ironstone Museum Deepdale, Skinningrove, Saltburn TS13 4AP. Tel 01287 642877
Email kate@ironstonemuseum.co.uk
Website http://ironstonemuseum.co.uk
Children welcome. Interactive mining experience. Accessible. Wheelchair access to the tour Dogs welcome with conditions.

Skipton

Craven Museum & Gallery Town Hall, Skipton BD23 1AH. Tel 01756 706407
Email museum@cravendc.gov.uk
Website http://www.cravenmuseum.org
Children welcome. Dressing up box, colouring sheets, quiz for children. Accessible. Gallery ground floor, Museum up 23 stairs

Thirsk

The World of James Herriot Ltd 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 524234
Email mail@worldofjamesherriot.com
Website http://www.worldofjamesherriot.com
Children welcome. Free Children's quizzes, interactive children's room.
Model Railway. Animals during the Summer months. Accessible. Full disabled facilities. except the cellar. Lift to first floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Thirsk Museum 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Tel 01845 527707
Email info@thirskmuseum.org
Website http://www.thirskmuseum.org
Children welcome. There is much on open display to look at and handle. There will be walk-round quiz sheets for our Jubilee exhibition. Accessible. Ramped access to ground floor displays only. DVD virtual tour of 1st floor.

Whitby

Captain Cook Museum Whitby Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA. Tel 01947 601900
Email info@cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk
Website http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk
Children welcome. Museum trail and activity sheets. Workshops during holidays Accessible. Wheelchair users now have access to the ground floor and to the first floor via a specially installed lift. A DVD of the upper floor and the attic is available to view. Accessible toilet
Whitby Museum Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE. Tel 01947 602908
Email keeper@whitbymuseum.org.uk
Website http://www.whitbymuseum.org.uk
Children welcome. Toy section, play area outside Accessible. Fully accessible , wheelchair entry via rear door, accessible toilets

York

Micklegate Bar Mueum Micklegate, York YO1 6JX. Tel 01904 615505
Email info@richardiiiexperience.com
Website http://richardiiiexperience.com
National Railway Museum Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. Tel 08448153139
Email nrm@nrm.org.uk
Website http://www.nrm.org.uk
Children welcome. miniature railway, playground, storytelling, science shows (weekends & school holidays) Accessible. Fully accessible, accessible toilets
York Castle Museum Eye of York, York YO1 9RY. Tel 01904 687687
Email enquiries@ymt.org.uk
Website http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
Children welcome. Hands-on exhibits and activities, costumed staff, special events. Accessible. The ground floor, Victorian Street, York Castle Prison, The Sixties exhibition, 1914: When the World Changed Forever exhibition, cafe and the shop are accessible to wheelchair users and mobility scooters. One upper floor is not accessible. Disabled toilet. Free admission for disabled visitors and a carer.
York Cold War Bunker Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT. Tel 01904 646940
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/york-cold-war-bunker
Children welcome. Baby changing facilities Accessible. Access by wheelchair lift. No prams or mobility scooters.
Yorkshire Museum Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR. Tel 01904 687687
Email enquiries@ymt.org.uk
Website http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
Children welcome. Accessible. Museum and 10 acre gardens fully accessible.

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