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Yorkshire Museum

Museum Gardens Museum Street | Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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An interesting couple of hours, worth a visit

Spent several hours here, the exhibitions are well thought out with lots to do for all ages. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Emma D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Impressive and Interesting

We recently visited York, and decided to stop by this museum. We were both quite impressed and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alexandria, Virginia
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Discover thousands of years of York's history in one place, from prehistory to the city's medieval splendour. Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor, kneel at St William's shrine, see the monsters of the deep that swam when Yorkshire was beneath the see and much more in our fantastic galleries in the hear of the city.
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“natural history” (32 reviews)
“middleham jewel” (18 reviews)
“roman artefacts” (13 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Museum Gardens Museum Street | Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent several hours here, the exhibitions are well thought out with lots to do for all ages. I particularly liked the street scene with properties rebuilt with the sounds and smells of Victorian York.

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently visited York, and decided to stop by this museum. We were both quite impressed and learned a great deal about York's rich, diverse history. We saw exhibits on the Vikings, the Romans and the Normans, all of whom settled in and ruled over...More

Thank HilaireH116
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the museum on. Rather wet day ... partly to get out of the rain, but because it was on our way home. We were glad we did. It is a small museum and built in essence around the remains of St Mary’s Abbey....More

Thank aussieannAdelaide
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an absolutely fantastic museum with an enormous amount of archaeological finds, from Viking treasure hoards, to Roman remains and dinosaur fossils and even the famous Coppergate Helmet. The Middleham Jewel is here too, plus a beautiful old library with first editions of well-know...More

Thank ChrisPduck2
Reviewed 5 days ago

my wife and I called to see the special Viking exhibition, with items borrowed from the British Museum, and were impressed with the variety of the displays, including the York helmet, Ormside bowl and Gilling Sword, but also including a fascinating variety of coins. Disappointing...More

Thank stuarthicks90
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this museum on my hols with the fam. Excellent info and fascinating. Park that surrounds it is idyllic and features ruins! Well worth a visit on its own. Kids also enjoyed. Lol

Thank rhuntley83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting Viking exhibits and the Roman hoards are a must to see. My children thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Thank Starkreality1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the displays and if you have children there are lots of opportunities for hands on activities. Loved the virtual Viking village when holding the wooden masks. Staff are extremely helpful and very pleasant. Costs £7 for adults not sure if there are family/group...More

Thank Smokief
Reviewed 1 week ago

They built this museum over the ruins of St. Mary's Abbey, bringing the history right in, which you see from the lowest level. The exhibits are interactive and informative. We were 4 adults and spent about an hour browsing. The Viking and Roman material was...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is situated in the middle of York gardens and next to St. Mary's Abbey ruins. The museum is included on the York Pass and if you want to learn about the Romans and Vikings who occupied York, this is the place to go...More

Thank Danielle K
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Sarah A
4 May 2017|
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Response from Serge665 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, it wasn't a very large section.
Annette M
16 April 2017|
Response from Abi C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Annette. The adult admission is £7.95. However if you live within a reasonable distance of York or are a regular visitor you might like to consider a York Museums Trust Card which is £20 by direct debit. This gets you... More