A beautiful museum in the small market town of Pickering.

Perfect for visiting when the sun's shining to enjoy the outdoor farm courtyard and riverside picnic area and just as great to spend time exploring our 27 themed rooms during the occasional Yorkshire rain shower.

We have demonstrations and talks from our expert volunteers and can also provide tours for your school or group.

What’s on 

The museum is now closed for the winter.

We will open again in mid-February 2017.  


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Finding Us

Beck Isle Museum is very easy to find

 Beck Isle Museum is located in a beautiful setting by Pickering Beck, just around the corner from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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Pickering Museum Beck Isle Opening Times Click here!



We are now closed for the winter period. The museum will open for the 2017 season in mid-February. More details...


School Visits

School groups love to explore Beck Isle MuseumWe welcome groups of all ages and our team of Activities and Education volunteers can deliver structured school visits.


  •    Could spend the whole day here!

    Malcolm & Sheila - Hull
  •    We all agree, my 3 boys were entertained for ages and learnt lots. Thank you!

    The Howards - York
  •    The best of many I've seen. Great!

    Peter & Julie - Essex
  •    Second visit! Even better than the first time!

    Peggy - Nottingham
  •    Fantastic, absolutely unbelievable!

    Pauline & Steve - Huddersfield

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lottery   ryedale