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Beck Isle Museum

Pickering, Pickering YO18 8DU, England
+44 1751 473653
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Excellent Museum

Beck Isle Museum is an excellent museum with something for everyone. A visit here is a must if you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert B
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York, United Kingdom
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Spur of the moment visit

What a great find! The museum is packed full of curiosities from a bygone era and is so much bigger... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
NeilOakes
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Hull
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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 7 days a week from February to November. See website for times and prices.
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Pickering, Pickering YO18 8DU, England
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+44 1751 473653
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beck Isle Museum is an excellent museum with something for everyone. A visit here is a must if you go to Pickering. A vast range of exhibits which will be of interest to young and old. It is nostalgic for older visitors and educational for...More

1  Thank Robert B
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind words, we realise there is much more to see than can be covered in just one visit and have introduced the 12 month admission ticket, when you pay the normal entry price your ticket is valid for as many...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great find! The museum is packed full of curiosities from a bygone era and is so much bigger than it looks from the outside. We spent a good 90 minutes browsing through the exhibits, but could quite easily have spent more time there.More

1  Thank NeilOakes
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many of our visitors are surprised by the size of our museum once they are inside the property, this year we have introduced free return visits for 12 months on the payment of your entry fee and this has proved popular as there is so...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't expecting much of this museum but was amazed on how many rooms there was and how much was in it, spent about 2hrs in there, covers many eras. Really enjoyed it

2  Thank Woody7395
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum, many visitors are surprised once they discover our 27 areas of exhibits.

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Just happened to come across this museum and visited out of curiosity. What a find! It is impressively large with an assortment of all sorts of artifacts that give an idea of what lie would have been like years ago. Nostalgic in some parts of...More

1  Thank Katherine A
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

We are pleased you found our museum interesting, we have many thousands of exhibits on display, many of our visitors utilise the free return within 12 months to complete their tour.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What looks like a small museum, turns into a great experience, loads to look at, staff very friendly, you could spend a couple of hours looking at all the exhibits..

1  Thank Steve T
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Our visitors are often surprised by the size of our museum once they are inside, we have 27 areas of exhibits, we are also well known for our knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Staying locally for half term we visited for the first time this week and chose the day that country skills were being demonstrated. As well as all the exhibits and shop settings we saw quilting, rag rug making and my 7 year old son's favourite,...More

1  Thank WobaW
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Our craft days are always popular where you can our demonstrators using the old equipment and demonstrating their traditional skills.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Beck Isle museum.Staff were very friendly and informative.There was almost to much to take in in one visit so will definitely be back and will recommend it to myfriends

1  Thank June L
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

We find many of our visitors utilise our pay once and return as many times as you like in the next 12 months ticket as there is so much to see in our 27 areas of exhibits.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Super place to visit with lovely people overseeing your tour, best couple of hours spent. Well recommended!!

1  Thank 639dawn
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum and for your very complimentary feed back. We are very lucky to have such lovely people acting as stewards and we are well known for the high standard of our staff.

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Stopped in while on a drive to York and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of items on display. This museum really celebrates the life and people of Pickering and the first floor is full of small shops recreated as in past times. There is...More

1  Thank henwomanGlenrothes
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

We aim to give examples of many crafts and activities carried out by Pickering people in our 27 areas of display, on our special craft days we have demonstrators showing how many of these old crafts were carried out.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Great Place,loads to see.maybe another visit at sometime. Helpful enthusiastic staff with a fascinating insight into the history of the area.

1  Thank patandmichael19
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

We appreciate you taking time to review our museum, we receive many comments about our helpful volunteers.

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mcneil m
28 June 2017|
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Response from Mike H | Property representative |
Our pensioner's concession entry rate is £5, that will give you return entry at no further cost for the next 12 months. Mike (chairman).
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