Yorkshire Museum

Price guide: Mid-range

Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, YO1 7FR

Price guide: Mid-range

Yorkshire Museum's handsome exterior
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By David Cawley, your York expert

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#4 of 20
expert-rated things to do in York
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, Education, History, Sightseeing

Best for First-time visitors - Expert review of Yorkshire Museum

A great museum for all ages showcasing York’s long and rich history.

This is an engaging place to start if arriving in York for the first time and wanting to get an introductory grasp of its local history. Reopened after a multi-million pound make-over, the new look Yorkshire Museum is the place to learn about the history of the city and the surrounding area from prehistory onwards. Romans, Vikings, Normans and Anglo-Saxons are all introduced over five galleries of interactive fun and understanding. The lower ground floor features parts of the St. Mary’s Abbey structure and details the history of this important ecclesiastical setting. Visit my Museum Gardens page for information on the surrounding landscaped public park and things to see amongst it.

Price advice: 

Adults £7.00, concessions £6.00, children under 16 visiting with accompanying adult enter for free.
Keep your ticket once entry has been paid and you can return as many times as you like during the following 12 months.
The York Museums Trust Pass includes entry here and to the Castle Museum: Adults £13.00, concessions £11.00, children under 16 free.
Accepts Yorkshire Pass (See the Sights and attractions section on my York insider tips page for more details).

Expert tips: 
Start in the museum with the rather overly dramatic, eight minute film presenting the time line of the city.

More information on Yorkshire Museum:

Price guide:
Historic site, Museum, Park / garden
Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, YO1 7FR
+44 1904 687 687
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Daily 10am-5pm.
Free tags / Keywords:
Roman, Norman, Vikings

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