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Yorkshire Museum

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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...more
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Museum Gardens Museum Street | Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited the museum to catch up on the Roman history of York and it was well worth it, great displays, very informative, spent a couple of hours on the on exhibition. Also had a breif look at the Medieval exhibition which was also looked...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Brian B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent an interesting afternoon here with friends. Would definitely go back and take my kids. There’s so much to do. And lots of interaction which includes dressing up and actually holding pieces of history. I’d recommend a visit as it’s reasonable and informative but fun...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yorkshire Museum is set in the beautiful gardens around the ruins of the medieval St Mary’s Abbey. When we visited there was a display of Birds of Prey, with the opportunity to hold them at a very reasonable price of £3 to hold one, or...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank KristaW466
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to this museum, especially the collection of Roman-Briton artifacts. This is a good exhibition but the number of screaming children scrambling all over everything was too much for me. I cannot blame the museum for this but maybe there should be...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AdamNoelDobson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff not really paying attention and not good at explaining about tickets etc. Had to go back and ask for a map layout as we didn't know where to start. However it was a good museum there was a gift shop but didn't see a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jeanmichelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the dinosour exhibit here but there is much more besides. A small but beautifully laid out museum which covers prehistory as well human history around York. State of the art exhibition techniques include a virtual reality opportunity to feed a dinosaur...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GowerEdge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews on here before going it was £16 for 2 adults kids go free. Staff are very helpful. Roman exhibit, Tudor/ medieval exhibit but everyone thought the dinosaur exhibit was the best. Feeding the dinosaur was ace - height restriction applies and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Orbine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In all honesty, we went in here to get out of the rain. What a surprise though - so well kept and the artefacts on display were amazing. If you like York you'll love the history in this museum, and the added dinosaur bit is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank N9400JMsamc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to view the gardens and the ruins but decided to try the museum as well. What a pleasant surprise. There is a modern display of different dinosaurs and several very knowledgeable young volunteers to explain items you could handle. I am 64 and my...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Aliballyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very easy to get to from york train station 5 to 10 mins walk,we loved the owls in the garden you can have your photo taken with them for £3 or 2 birds for £5 which i did and that was great i loved it,the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 14, 2018|
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Response from Abi C | Reviewed this property |
small displays of dinosaurs and their world. but the rest of the museum is worth looking round too the Roman exhibit is particularly informative.
Sarah A
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Serge665 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, it wasn't a very large section.
April 16, 2017|
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