Beck Isle Museum
Beck Isle Museum
Just around the corner from the North York Moors Railway station in Pickering is the Beck Isle Museum, which covers the rich local history of the Moors and the Ryedale region. This award-winning museum is housed in the very first Agricultural College in England, a lovely Georgian building created by architect William Marshall.
Within the museum are 27 rooms burstig at the seams with displays covering the region's social history, genealogy, military and local history. Many time periods are brought to life through a series of recreated period shops. There is working Blacksmith's forge, and an exhibition on the Rosedale Ironstone Mines and Railway. One popular feature is the Sydney Smith photographic collection of historic images showing Pickering at the turn of the 20th century.