Yorkshire Museum of Farming
Learn about a year on a farm and see how a farmer changes his work patterns through the seasons, using extreme human effort and lots of machinery. It is a real eye-opener. You will also see many items relating to the farming industry dating back to 1800s up to the 1960s. And if you head to the upper floor gallery, you can enjoy learning about the Women’s Land Army during the First World War when women took over the fields to help provide the nation with food.
In the livestock gallery, discover how farm animals had been kept through the ages and see equipment and tools that were once used in a blacksmith’s forge, a famous vet’s surgery and a dairy parlour. There are also a small selection of games the younger ones can play with. And if that isn’t enough, children can burn off their energy in the playground packed with swings, see-saws, climbing frames, slides and toy pedal tractors. Tractor rides are also available but only on certain days.
This farm is a great place for the whole of the family to visit any time of the year. On a sunny day, families can sit at picnic tables and enjoy the open space, and if it’s too cold outside, families can head to the kitchen farm café, which is open Thursday to Sunday.
Opening Times: 10:00am to 4:30pm, last admission 3.30pm
* 2 adults and 2 children (under 3s are free)