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This list of museums in North Yorkshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Bedale Museum Image needed LHB Bedale Hambleton Local website, local history, household and agriculture tools and items
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum Image needed LHB Skinningrove Redcar and Cleveland Mining website, also known as the Tom Leonard Mining Museum, ironstone mining, mine tours, skills, customs and life of the miners
Dales Countryside Museum Image needed LHB Hawes Hambleton Local Local history of the Yorkshire Dales, including school days, home life, leisure time, religion, transport, communication and tourism, farming, local crafts and industries
Duncombe Park Duncombe Hall 01 Helmsley Ryedale Historic house Reconstructed 18th century country house with collection of English and Continental furniture, gardens, parkland. Host to the Duncombe Park Steam Rally
Filey Museum Image needed LHB Filey Scarborough Local website, local history, culture, fishing, farming, period craft and room displays
Grassington Folk Museum Image needed LHB Skipton Craven History website, local history, lead mining, minerals, tools, farming, period costumes, Yorkshire Dales Railway, household items
Green Howards Regimental Museum Green Howard's Museum Richmond Richmondshire Military History and memorabilia of the Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)
Guisborough Museum Image needed LHB Guisborough Redcar and Cleveland Local website, local social, agricultural and commercial history
Holgate Windmill Holgate Windmill new cap fitted in November 2009 Holgate York Mill Late 18th century tower windmill under restoration
National Railway Museum 31018 at the NRM York York York Railway History of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society, locomotives, rolling stock, equipment, artifacts and memorabilia
Newby Hall Newby Hall - P6080119 Ripon Harrogate Historic house Late 17th century house with interior by Robert Adam, gardens. Host to the Newby Hall Vintage Gathering
Newham Grange Leisure Farm Birdman seat. Coulby Newham Middlesbrough Agriculture Farm park and rare breed conservation centre, reconstructions of s 19th century veterinary surgery and an early 20th century agricultural merchants shop, history of farming since the 17th century
Nidderdale Museum Image needed LHB Pateley Bridge Harrogate History Rural life, period rooms and trades, costumes, agriculture tools and equipment, local industries and transport vehicles
North Yorkshire Motor Museum Image needed LHB Thornton-le-Dale Ryedale Transportation website, commercial vehicles, automobiles, motorbikes, memorabilia
RNLI Whitby Museum Image needed LHB Whitby Scarborough Maritime website, lifesaving history and artifacts, a lifeboat, models, paintings, medals, photographs, lifeboat kit, items from famous rescues, famous coxswains Henry Freeman and Tom Langlands
RNLI Zetland Museum Zetland lifeboat museum-1000 Redcar Redcar and Cleveland Maritime website, website, lifesaving and the Zetland Lifeboat, replica fishermens cottage, local maritime history
Scarborough Fair Collection The Iron Maiden (GDSF 2007) Scarborough Lebberston Amusement Mechanical organs, steam engines, fairground rides, vintage cars, miniature vehicles and model railways
Swaledale Museum Image needed LHB Reeth Richmondshire Local Local history, geology, lead mining, trades, farming, culture
York Castle Museum York Castle Museum York York History Recreated Victorian street with shops, period rooms including a Victorian parlour and Jacobean dining room, displays of every day life, 1960s memorabilia, wartime experience in World War II, York Castle Prison
Yorkshire Air Museum Elvington main hanger - IMG 9672 Elvington York Aviation Historic aircraft, history of RAF Elvington, military vehicles, exhibits on air gunners, RAF Bomber Command
Yorkshire Museum of Farming Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Park York, England - Barn Display middle area (RLH) Murton York Agriculture Agriculture equipment, rural life, changes in farming, small section of the Derwent Valley Light Railway, live animals

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