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“York Museum” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum
Museum St | Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR, England
01904 687687
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The York Pass
Ranked #50 of 116 Attractions in York
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Home to some of the richest archaeological finds in Europe, this museum chronicles more than 1,000 years of Yorkshire's heritage from elegant Roman jewelry and mosaics to Viking treasures and Anglo-Saxon silver.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
London, United Kingdom
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“York Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

In the event of trying to escape the rain that was chucking it down, I thought that I would pop into the Yorkshire Museum.
The museum was interesting to a point although I found that it was heavily driven towards the younger generation.
This is a good thing I guess but when you have 1-2 years olds screaming in a confined space well my ears were hurting to say the least.
The bits worth seeing are the roman history on ground floor, the chapter house that is incorporated into the basement & the beautiful middleham jewel which I could happily look at for hours, there is also an interesting video that's tucked away by the period costumes that talks to real people locally & discusses the cities attitude to conservstion.
Aside from the above 2 I found it a little difficult to charge £7.50 entry (although that allows a years unlimited visiting).
Overall it's a good museum if u live locally its free as well but if you are visiting I think it may be one to do next time!

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“A lovely little Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

This is a really nice little museum. It has a nice aray of artifacts, and it is not over packed, like you can get in some museums.

A must for museum fans.

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York, United Kingdom
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“History in itself”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Fantastic to wander round and kids learn somethinfnew each time we visit, take a picnic andenjoy the surroundings.

Visited July 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“dissappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

was looking forward to this but very dissappointed a few historic items and skeletons but only spent under hour here

Visited October 2012
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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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“Very Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Gives a great insight into York and yorkshire loads of interactive things for the kids to do. Some great treasures in there as well

Visited October 2012
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