Fun crafts from past for Yorkshire Museum of Farming’s grand re-opening

York Press: BILLY FOR YOU: Louise Crossley, curator of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, with Jeffrey De Goat, the official mascot and honorary Flight Lt. of 609 Squadron RAF Leeming, who will appear at the opening weekend of the Murton Museum this weekend. Picture: G BILLY FOR YOU: Louise Crossley, curator of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, with Jeffrey De Goat, the official mascot and honorary Flight Lt. of 609 Squadron RAF Leeming, who will appear at the opening weekend of the Murton Museum this weekend. Picture: G

THE Yorkshire Museum of Farming is holding its grand reopening weekend ahead of the summer season.

The museum is holding a special "bygone crafts" event giving people chance to learn about the ancient skills that were once commonplace in the countryside.

And joining museum staff will be joined by Jeffrey De Goat, the official Mascot and Honorary Member of 609 (West Riding) Squadron at RAF Leeming.

This Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, craftspeople will be demonstrating traditional and long forgotten skills including beekeeping, candle dipping, spinning, weaving and more. Visitors will also be able to meet historical re-enactors who will be bringing the past to life.

The museum will also have mini fairground rides for the children and a cafe selling homemade food.

The Derwent Valley Light Railway will be operating on both days.

For more information go to www.murtonpark.co.uk.

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