Beck Isle Museum
Beck Isle Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Housed in what was intended to be England's first agricultural college, this fine historic building is Pickering's hidden gem. We have 27 areas of displays, covering aspects of local and social history. Thousands of objects are thoughtfully displayed in re-created period shops throughout the building. On our special event days we have a number of working craftspeople, demonstrating printing, rag-rugging, lacemaking, quilling, spinning and butter making. Get hands on in the Activities Room with a range of Victorian games and creative activities for children from dressing up to drawing. On a sunny day enjoy a picnic at our riverside picnic area. We are open 5 days a week from April to October. See website for times and prices.
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Pat H
80 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
What a fantastic attraction. So much to see. I was fascinated by the chemist shop and the lists of ingredients in the medicines we were given as children (I was born in 1954),im surprised we survived. There were plenty of hands on activities for children. I would like to give a special mention to David who gave us a wonderful insight into the printing press and type setting, we learned an awful lot. Check opening times before you travel as I think the museum is now closed for the winter
Written 1 November 2023
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Richard S
Cambridge, UK83 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is an outstanding Museum - one of the best I have visited. The different rooms and shops give a real feel for the past in this area. There is just enough information without causing overload. The staff are very helpful, informative and pleasant. There is so much to see we will visit again when we are back in the area. I thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written 1 November 2023
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Bbillclaret
Preston, UK90 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We visited this museum and was amazed by the place. It is set up as shops from the past. Bakers, Chemist, Sweet shop & Barbers to name a few
Written 23 October 2023
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Carol E
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Visited the museum with my elderly father who grew up in the area. The museum has undertaken an upgrade since I last visited and whilst small, it was still interesting. Dad viewed a bicycle outside which was virtually the same as he had used over 75 years ago working for the local grocers. Very friendly staff on reception. Worth a visit if in the area.
Written 1 October 2023
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Brian Prince
Burton upon Trent, UK20 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
I'm not normally a fan of Museums but this one is exceptional and I would recommend that everyone visit it if you have the chance.
Written 30 September 2023
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Arthur A
11 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Just a short visit to Pickering, found the museum, so impressed with it, really interesting things, and some even from my childhood. Spent ages looking round, even did a bit of colouring and glueing. Well worth a visit, from my age (over 70) to the very young. Don’t miss this museum
Written 14 September 2023
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second row
UK219 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful collection of artefacts reflecting domestic,business and rural life inYorkshire.We spent a good 2 hours meandering around the displays and collections which covered every aspect of a bygone age.The highlights are the recreations of a chemist shop,pub,barbers and outside the blacksmiths shop.
The volunteers manning this gem were able to transmit their own enthusiasm for the Museum and their friendly welcome added value to our visit.
This is an extraordinary museum and deserves support with its funding to ensure it continues as the must visit venue in Pickering.
Written 2 September 2023
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alan3141
14 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Lots and lots to see, far more than we expected. Not just the rooms in the house, but a courtyard out the back with old farming machinery and lots more rooms around it.
Written 1 September 2023
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Wild C
20 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely museum and definitely worth a visit. Staff are absolutely lovely and friendly. We enjoyed the nostalgia and looking at the different exhibits of the past.
Written 30 August 2023
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David C
Cranleigh, UK24 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Not normally a museum fan but this was different. Enthusiastic staff/volunteers, interesting displays and plenty to see and read. A great way to get an overview of Pickering and environs in an hour or two
Written 16 August 2023
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BECK ISLE MUSEUM: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Beck Isle Museum is open:
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 17:00