+44 (0) 1347 869 100

Kilburn, York, North Yorkshire YO61 4AH

Name and Description:

From a single acorn to a finished piece of beautifully hand crafted oak furniture. One man’s work from start to finish. A simple ethos established by Robert Thompson – The Mouseman of Kilburn.

In perfect reflection of this, the new Mouseman Visitor Centre will take you on an amazing journey through the life and times of the Mouseman from humble beginnings to furniture legend. Visitors to the centre can pass through rooms set in the 1930s that are full of Robert Thompson’s own personal furniture made with his own hands and signed with early examples of the carved mouse symbol. Learn all about the Mouseman of Kilburn from our audio-visual display then browse our Gift shop where you can purchase any of the handcrafted items that we sell today.


Find out about the Kilburn White Horse, Yorkshire's one and only hill carving.



Mousey Thompson- the Craftsman of Kilburn

A film made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden


For a glimpse at the past take a look at this historical mouseman footage by the Ramdens in the Yorkshire Film Archive. click on the picture below.


Opening Times

Easter to October:
10.00am to 5.00pm daily

November & December:
11.00am to 4.00pm Wed-Sun

For more information please call
+44 (0)1347 869102

Gift Shop and Museum
Open: Wednesday to Sunday 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Closes: Sunday 11th December and reopens Saturday 1st April 2017

Open: Thursday to Sunday 11.00 am – 4.00pm
Closes: Sunday 4th December and reopens Saturday 1st April 2017

Admission Charges

Adult - £4.50 | Child - £2.75
Family Ticket £12.00

2 Adults & 2 Children
Concessions available, please telephone +44 (0)1347 869102 or email for details