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Museum Gardens

Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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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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“ruined abbey” (23 reviews)
“tame squirrels” (19 reviews)
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Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

Love these gardens. We had our wedding photo's done here 5 years ago. A good place for an afternoon, take picnic, sit back and watch the world go by.

Thank rwoody65
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Every stone in these gardens breathes history, the suite is well maintained and joy to walk around. Worth a visit.

Thank Veronika K
Reviewed June 26, 2016

The York gardens are really close to the Minster and station. They are fantastic for a lazy stroll or a picnic. There are plenty of families walking dogs and kids playing in the sunshine. Great way to pass the time on a Sunday afternoon in...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed June 26, 2016

My husband and I have had three day trips to York in the last three weeks, and each time we've had a walk round the Museum Gardens, and sat there for a while relaxing. It's a beautiful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of...More

Thank GILL C
Reviewed June 24, 2016

A beautifully maintained mature park to stroll through in the centre of York. See the ruins of St Mary's Abbey within, and look out for the character that is the 'squirrel man ' who feeds the squirrels every day. We saw him at around 10...More

Thank Sue and Sjaak A
Reviewed June 24, 2016

On a sunny day this is the place to go for a picnic. Lovely settings, surrounded by tress and loads of history.

Thank Ross W
Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

The York Museum and Gardens is truly worth a visit. The museum holds fascinating ancient and medieval treasures. The gardens orivide a large exoanse for wandering and enjoying their serene beauty.

Thank Roman K
Reviewed June 22, 2016

.. for a picnic or just to relax after all that shopping. A few minutes walk from the old centre, these lawns are often full of workers enjoying a lunchtime break. There are plenty of benches too.

Thank david n
Reviewed June 22, 2016

A good place to sit and take stock of any situation. There are plenty of seats and the grass is also very comfortable.

Thank 3saf
Reviewed June 21, 2016

Walked around the gardens on a Sunday morning whilst a rowing gala was going on and it was very peaceful and very beautifully planted,

Thank Pam T
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Alicia K
December 19, 2016|
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Response from debsnbob | Reviewed this property |
In the museum there is a lift to all floors and disabled toilets in the basement. There is a ramp leading to the entrance and there are ramps all around the gardens plus lots of benches to sit on and watch the world go by... More
Nat S
June 21, 2016|
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Response from RariiShy | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are free to enter however Im sure the museum has a small fee to enter it :)
Chloe T
April 29, 2015|
Response from John H |
From Bootham turn into Marygate and turn right just before the Bay Horse into the car park. After leaving your car return to Marygate and the entrance to the gardens is adjacent to St Olave's Church. There are no toilets... More