Ryedale Folk Museum
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Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole is Yorkshire's leading open air museum. The museum is set in 5 acres and boasts over 20 historic buildings depicting the lives of ordinary folk from earliest times to the present day.
The museum offers the visitor a unique glimpse of the past, there are rescued and reconstructed historic buildings including shops, thatched cruck cottages, an Elizabethan manor house, barns and workshops.
The museum records the daily life of North Yorkshire people from the Iron Age to 1953. The visitor can view a full-scale replica of an Iron Age dwelling, cruck-built houses from medieval and Tudor times, a Victorian undertaker's and 1950s post-office.
The museum holds an unrivalled collection of everyday antiquities and curiosities, known as the Harrison Collection after brothers Edward and Richard Harrison, who spent forty years amassing the collection.
There are the tiniest of Neolithic flints, the magnificent cruck timbers from the sixteenth century and the 1850's Merryweather fire engine. Regular workshops, events and craft activities are held, covering from spinning demonstrations to cookery courses, all are carried out using traditional methods, authentic tools and materials.