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Admission Prices

Book online (above) or pay on the day
Adult £8
Child £4
Under 5s free

Accompanying carers free

Family Tickets
2 adults and up to 2 children £20
1 adult and up to 2 children £12

Group Visits (10+)
£6 per person
Schools £4 per person (1 adult free for every 6 pupils)
Groups please call 01751 473653 to discuss your visit.

Opening Times 2024

Monday- Thursday and Saturday 10am-4pm (site closes at 5pm)

25 March-2 November

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.



Tickets are valid for a year, so you can visit as many times as you like!

Green Travel

We are working with Good Journey to promote car free travel. Plan your journey by train, bus, bike or foot at Good Journeys

By Foot

Beck Isle Museum is located on Bridge Street just around the corner from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Our address is:

Bridge Street
North Yorkshire
YO18 8DU

By Bus/Train

There are regular buses to Pickering from York (via Malton), Thirsk, Helmsley, Whitby, Scarborough and Leeds.

There is no mainline train station in Pickering but Malton station is approximately 20 minutes away by bus or taxi.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs steam trains between Grosmont and Pickering for most of the year, and from Whitby at peak times.  Their timetable can be found here: It is a five minute walk from NYMR Pickering Station to the museum.

More information can be found on the Traveline website:

By Car

The museum postcode is YO18 8DU.

From York take the A64 towards Malton take the A169/B1257 exit towards Whitby/Pickering/Malton and at the roundabout take the first exit onto the A169.

From Scarborough take the A170 to Pickering.

There is limited car parking available onsite. There are also several pay and display car parks a short walk from the museum. These include:

Ropery Car Park 
YO18 8DY

Vivis Lane Car Park
YO18 8DL


We look forward to welcoming you to the museum should you require any further assistance or information before your visit please call

01751 473653 or email [email protected]

Limited parking on the flat is available outside the museum.

Assistance dogs and well behaved dogs on a lead are all welcome.

Toilets are wheelchair accessible.

Accompanying carers are free

The outside galleries have a chair and wheelchair lift. The ground floor of the main house has a ramp at the entrance and is wheelchair accessible downstairs.  The upstairs of the house is only accessible by a flight of stairs. Once upstairs there are five more steps spread across the space.

If you would like to visit at a quiet time then Saturday afternoon is usually our quietest time. We do however sometimes have pre-booked groups so please ring ahead to check.

We are Dementia Friendly and our front of house team have recieved training in welcoming and understanding visitors with dementia from Dementia Forward.

Our access policy can be viewed here Access Policy 2023


Whether you’re visiting the museum or just want somewhere different to shop you’ll find a wonderful range of unique gifts and locally made products to choose from. We also have a large range of local history books and wonderful images of Pickering past from the Sydney Smith collection for you to order.


Why not bring a picnic to enjoy in our beck side setting. We’ll even lend you a picnic blanket! We have a coffee machine at the museum with a selection of hot drinks for you to enjoy inside or in our courtyard. Alternatively, it’s a very short stroll into Pickering where you’ll find a wonderful selection of cafes and bakeries.


We want all our visitors and volunteers to enjoy a safe visit to the museum and so we have maintained the following Covid safety measures;
– Protective screens will remain in the admissions area
– Wearing a face mask (if you can) in busy areas, at your own discretion
– Hand sanitizers on entry and at regular intervals around the museum
– A one-way system to give you more space and time to enjoy the exhibits
– Increased cleaning of high touch areas and throughout the museum
– Contactless payment is available and preferred