York’s top attraction plans weekend of fun to mark 40th anniversary

Early days at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary

Early days at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary

A YORK attraction is hosting a weekend of fun to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Yorkshire Museum of Agriculture, based in Murton Park, near York – and a series of events are planned for Saturday and Sunday to mark the special anniversary.

Throughout the celebration weekend, there will be interactive kids’ areas, vintage tractors, family games – and much more.

There will also be an exhibition of WWII make-and-mend in the Land Girls exhibition upstairs. The exhibition; Feeding the Nation: A Celebration of the Women’s Land Army, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, features some of the museum’s rich Land Army collections.

York Press: Viking Village at Murton Park

York Press: Viking Village at Murton Park

Viking Village in Murton Park

Olivia Jackson, the museum’s marketing manager, said: “We opened to the public in 1982. The museum preserves and displays agricultural artifacts from the earliest development of agriculture through the mid-20th century, from the historic boundaries of Yorkshire.

“Murton Park operates as a charity and not only houses the Yorkshire Agriculture Museum, but also has the last remaining stretch of the historic Derwent Valley Light Railway, a reconstructed Viking village and Roman fort, toy tractors, a adventure, cattle and beehives.”

Find out more at: murtonpark.co.uk

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