The Museum Gardens, St Mary’s, Hospital and York Observatory are free to enter. The Hospitium is only for special events.
Check the notice board by the entrance on Museum Street for details of free walking tours of the gardens which usually take place at 1pm on Sunday’s during the summer months.
Ice cream and coffee can be bought on the riverside.
Visit the gardens at the end or beginning of the day when they’re at their quietest.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Travellers with pets
- Great views / scenery
- People watching
- Chilling out
- Nature / wildlife