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Museum Gardens

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Address: Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
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+44 1904 629745
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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The Yorkshire Museum, home to some of the richest archaeological finds in...

The Yorkshire Museum, home to some of the richest archaeological finds in Europe, is set amidst its own Gardens, which offer picnic areas and scenic walkways.

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Tranquility in the City

This wonderful park is a true gem, right in the city, next to the river and full of Yorks historical past. It also includes the fabulous Yorkshire Museum. Find the squirrels if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This wonderful park is a true gem, right in the city, next to the river and full of Yorks historical past. It also includes the fabulous Yorkshire Museum. Find the squirrels if you can and there's often a Birds of Prey exhibit. The flora and fauna are a real treat, with trees that could tell wonderful tales of the past... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a wonderful space to unwind on a sunny day. From indulging into a dairy icecream. To watching the squirrels bounce around the gardens. There are some ruins to explore and the museum is a optional extra to take in if you have time. Take a picnic and enjoy

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These are not great botanic gardens but they are historically important and much of the original layout survives. Good for a relaxing walk or a picnic. Don't miss the ruins of St Mary's Abbey and also the small historic observatory (not always open, so check)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to spend a beautiful, sunny winters day in the Museum Gardens after visiting the Yorkshire Museum. Grab a bench and enjoy the sunshine, people watch and enjoy the antics of the squirrels and wild birds. There are lots of lovely corners to explore and a lovely walk.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

York being an old city has lots of narrow streets and high stone buildings, which can be a bit claustrophobic on a dark winter's day. How refreshing to come into a green space so close to the centre, even in winter when there is not much else growing.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must on any sunny day, just fine a section of grass and lay back. Also recently made the most of walking round and exploring some of the more historical sections and once again amazing by the history of the city.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I recently visited the Museum Gardens on a trip to York over Christmas 2016. It is a lovely place with lots to see - the Yorkshire Museum, a Roman tower, the ruins of St Mary's Abbey, squirrels, doves, lovely paths and walkways. It was gorgeous and relaxing during a December visit and I would love to return... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and relaxing place .. I enjoy the gardens.. There is the museum gardens, the cross to the lake and more to enjoy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

The gardens at the York Museum gardens are just beautiful.Full of historic buildings and lovely gardens I spent hours just soaking up the lovely surrounds whilst being amazed at the old buildings still standing.Too many photos of this amazing place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

These were really nice even in the winter - the Abbey of St Mary's ruins are nearby and just a nice spot near the river for a walk. Peaceful and worthwhile

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