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Yorkshire Museum of Farming

Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include farming exhibitions, a cafe, seminar rooms and a gift shop.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include The Danelaw Centre for Living History: recreations of a bronze age village, a viking settlement and a roman fort, a nature trail and a children's play area. Derwent Valley Light Railway operates train rides every Sunday from Easter Sunday through to the last Sunday in September.
  • Related link Derwent Valley Light Railway.
  • Http://www.dvlr.org.uk/

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Comments View
    • The opening times given are for the summer months. The park closes from the 31st October until 1st April.
    • Last admission is at 15:30 every day.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is York.
  • Comments View
    • Murton Park is a large outdoor site which includes several different buildings.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge parking is not marked into bays (photographs 1 and 2).
    • There is space for 3 cars in the Blue Badge parking.
    • The Blue Badge parking is cobbled.
    • The main car park is gravel.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Main Building Exit)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Building Exit)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Four Seasons Gallery Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Outside Access (Livestock Gallery Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the Livestock building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Livestock Gallery Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The majority of the ramp has a moderate gradient. There is a small steep section at the top of the ramp.
    • There is 1 additional medium height step in the doorway.

Outside Access (Derwent Valley Light Railway Station)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the station.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in).

Level Change (Derwent Valley Light Railway Station)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the approach to the station.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the Derwent Valley Light Railway entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The reception, gift shop, cafe, and toilets are situated in the main building.
    • The farming exhibits are located in the Four Seasons Gallery and the Livestock Gallery.
    • Photograph 4 shows the Derwent Valley Railway Station.

Eating and Drinking (Farmhouse Kitchen Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located at the rear of the main building as you enter.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is snacks and sandwiches.
  • Comments View
    • There is additional seating at the front of the main building, just past the reception area.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday Closed.
    • Tuesday Closed.
    • Wednesday Closed.
    • Thursday 10:30 - 15:30.
    • Friday 10:30 - 15:30.
    • Saturday 10:30 - 15:30.
    • Sunday 10:30 - 15:30.

Museum (Four Seasons Gallery and Livestock Gallery)

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow the wheelchair, ask at reception.
  • Comments View
    • There are ambient sounds and automated audio descriptions in the four seasons gallery.
    • Photographs 1 - 8 show the four seasons gallery.
    • Photographs 9 - 13 show the livestock gallery.

Other Floors (Main Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the library and archive.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the library and archive is by appointment only.

Other Floors (Four Seasons Gallery)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar stairs at the rear left of the building.

Lift (Four Seasons Gallery)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the centre left of the four seasons gallery.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the four seasons gallery entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 150cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp to enter and exit the lift on the ground floor.

Library

  • This Reference Library is situated on the 1st floor of the Main Building and can only be used by prior appointment.

Parks and Gardens (Nature Trail and Children's Play Area)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have concrete and gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are picnic tables & benches close to the buildings.
    • There is a children's play area.
    • There are swings, an obstacle course and a climbing frame in the children's play area.
    • There is a nature trail around the perimter of the grounds.
    • There are wooden bridges along the nature trail.
    • The bridges have chicken wire coverings to provide grip in wet conditions.
    • There is a small lip at the edge of the bridges.

The Village

  • The village is a recreation of a bronze age village and is located on the left hand side of the grounds beyond the main building.
  • The village is accessed by double gates which open away from you (push).
  • The gates are light.
  • The width of the gates is 186cm.
  • There are 2 roundhouses in the village.
  • The entrances to the roundhouses are 91cm wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrances to the roundhouses.
  • There are tables and benches in 1 roundhouse.
  • The height of the tables is 63cm.
  • The height of the benches is 51cm.
  • The lighting in the roundhouse is medium.
  • The roundhouse is used for arts and crafts.
  • There are benches around the perimeter of the other roundhouse.
  • The height of the benches is 33cm.
  • The lighting levels are low.
  • The roundhouse replicates a living space.

Brigantium Roman Fort

  • There is a recreation of a roman fort.
  • The fort is located at the rear of the grounds.
  • There are no doors at the entrance to the fort.
  • The Roman Fort has a loose chipping surface.

Danelaw Viking Settlement

  • There is a recreation of a viking settlement.
  • The viking settlement is located towards the rear right of the grounds.
  • The viking settlement is accessed via double gates.
  • The gates open away from you (push) and are permanently held open.
  • The width of the gates is 202cm.
  • Thre are paths through the settlement.
  • The paths are made of wood and are muddy.
  • There are some raised areas of wood along the ptahs which may create a trip hazard.
  • Some of the buildings in the settlement can be entered by visitors.
  • The entrances are narrow (under 75cm).
  • There is 1 deep step to enter the buildings.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located front right of the main building as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 240cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 101cm (3ft 4in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the grounds surrounding the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Murton Park can offer meeting rooms and spaces for presentations and demonstrations for up to 100 people.
    • Catering facilities are available for these functions.