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Beck Isle Museum

Pickering, Pickering YO18 8DU, England
+44 1751 473653
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Full of interesting things!

Stopped in while on a drive to York and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of items on display... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
henwomanGlenrothes
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Glenrothes
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Great Place,loads to see.maybe another visit at sometime. Helpful enthusiastic staff with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
patandmichael19
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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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 rooms or areas of separate displays, covering many aspects of local, social and family history, militaria and everything weird and wonderful. 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, covering such crafts as Printing, Blacksmithy, Costumery, Rag-rugging. Lacemaking, Quilling, Quilting, Spinning, Butter making etc. We have an Activities Room where children may play Victorian games, a riverside picnic area, a gift shop, modern toilets including disabled facility and baby changing unit, disabled access and DVD for disabled visitors. 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank henwomanGlenrothes
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see in this museum, lots of different recreated buildings, lots of artefacts and loads of information. We loved it! You need to allow lots of time to see it all - we were here about 3 hours. It's great that...More

1  Thank fff
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We always advise our visitors they need plenty of time to see the lots of exhibits in our 27 areas of display. Many visitors utilise the 12 months access ticket to return and complete their visit if they run short of time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating, historical museum that reflects the changing times in the area. Well presented and various collections to view. Great value, really friendly staff, and a nice atmosphere. Better than anticipated. I highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank gelvisblue
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation, we appreciate our visitors taking time to review Beck Isle Museum and our collections, we are blessed with excellent volunteers who many of our visitors complement on their friendly and helpful attitudes.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely building, well utilised to showcase a whole range of items and while the items are well curated and displayed the museum itself has quite a catch all theme, my partner got a little bit lost in it all but enjoyed looking...More

1  Thank Tickismickis
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very proud of our Grade Two* Listed building, we believe our museum offers a wide range of interests to all ages of visitors.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has more in it than you think. The ticket is valid for a year so if you are fairly local you can keep going back.

1  Thank Jennifer M
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many visitors are quite surprised when they find we have 27 areas of exhibits including our agricultural display in the courtyard. Our 12 month entry ticket allows return visits if you run out of time to see everything.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was feeling a bit reluctant to visit yet another museum but this one was a real treat. It's run by friendly volunteers and covers a wide range of things from local history to art to fascinating implements. Upstairs there are rooms set out as...More

1  Thank Petalle
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many of our visitors are surprised by the number and range of our exhibits, we aim to have a little something to interest everyone, with children being catered for in our education room.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent little museum, well worth a visit if you are in the area. There's an outside part too. Lots of interesting exhibitsMore

1  Thank carol m
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We have many thousands of exhibits in our 27 areas of display, both inside and in our courtyard areas and believe our entry charge is excellent value for money, especially as you can return for the next 12 months at no extra payment for return...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming ladies on the pay desk. This was a great find. We had a lovely walk round and reminisced about things from our childhood too. It is well laid out with all the different sections, well worth the money.

1  Thank pollyBSS
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are renowned for our knowledgeable and helpful volunteers, I am glad you enjoyed your walk and reminisce round the museum. Don't forget you can return during the next 12 months at no cost for return visits.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our grandchildren loved this place as much as we did. So much to see and do. Next time we are in Pickering we will go again.

1  Thank Bazz219
Mike H, Trustee/Director at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased your grandchildren enjoyed their visit to the museum, we gave much to see and reminisce over in our 27 areas of display and we try to provide something for the children in our education room with activities from a byegone era.

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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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