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Yorkshire Museum

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Address: Museum Gardens Museum Street | Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR, England
Phone Number:
+44 1904 687687
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Discover thousands of years of York's history in one place, from prehistory...

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 see and much more in our fantastic galleries in the hear of the city.

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Trip Down Memory Lane

We unfortunately arrived before opening time as we had planned to do so much in such a short time but we did see the outside of the building, walk through the gardens, we saw part... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2016
Roy G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

We unfortunately arrived before opening time as we had planned to do so much in such a short time but we did see the outside of the building, walk through the gardens, we saw part of the city wall which was enough to get the feeling of the history

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Reviewed April 19, 2016

£15 for a family of 4 so not bad value, but we were only in there for 40 minutes. Unfortunately not much to keep the kids interested. Well maintained and clean though.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Very lovely staff and a great place to look around. Very interesting for all different tastes. Surroundings lovely as well. Ticket lasts all day so you can come and go as you like.

Thank IainWeir
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2016

Due to only having 1.5hrs to spend in the museum I had to concentrate on the Roman and Viking displays, which were very impressive, well displayed and labelled.

Thank apademek
Brough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2016

A very expensive museum: in effect £15 to take one child round. A very disappointing museum - compared with those in Hull, for instance, which are free and much better laid out. No guides. No concession charges except for people on benefits. People from York, visit Hull, the art gallery and museums are free even for you. Tourists being ripped... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 13, 2016

The grounds are really nice and full of history - however £7.50 to walk around something you're not sure you if you'd enjoy is not a risk I'd take

Thank John H
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

My husband and I had a walk through the gardens today and stopped to watch a bird of prey display which was really nice and the gardens are really well kept.

Thank Sandra M
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2016

We really enjoyed the history of York that goes back to Roman times with a lot of artifacts that were found in the city. Somewhat small but high quality collection that is nicely presented. Beautiful grounds with several historic ruins and buildings.

Thank Breakaway1954
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2016

Great for all the family, lots of artifacts to read and look at.. clear glass display screens for all to see, ..this used to be free for york resudents with use of a york card but not sure now?.. lots of ruins outside to explore and have a picnic, also 5 min walk from the river ouse to have a... More 

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Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Lots of different exhibitions to see, very good! Dinosaurs went down well with our kids. Not too big a place so can be part of your day trip to other places!

Thank Joanne P

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