The York Army Museum
The York Army Museum
4.5
Military MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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York Army Museum is home to some of the most important regimental collections in the UK. Visit us to discover the history of the Royal Dragoon Guards and the Royal Yorkshire Regiment, enjoy museum trails, dressing up and crafts during the half-term and summer holidays.
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Velcro Bunny
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My daughter and I have visited York on a number of occasions and visited here having exhausted the other options.
All credit to the museum, which, despite being small has a vast collection of exhibits.
I reserved judgement and we have it a go, but not really a great place to visit if you're a pacifist!
We spent about 20 minutes looking around. I don't think you could spend much more than 45 minutes here, even if you were an enthusiast.
I felt that the entrance fee was reasonable and reflected the size of the museum.
Written January 22, 2020
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Thank you very much for reviewing us. We always aim to fit in as much as we can, despite the space limitations, and also without cramming in too much as to make it overwhelming! You are correct in the time taken to visit, as we find that something between 40 minutes - 1 hour is the average time, though sometimes it can take longer.
Written January 22, 2020
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Florence
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We visited this museum because it was on the York pass and weren’t necessarily expecting much.
The museum was very comprehensive giving the history of the two Yorkshire regiments
It felt modern.
I particularly liked the Captain Tom information at the end.
I would recommend it to people with York passes and those with an interest in army history
Written August 31, 2021
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Thank you very much for taking the time to rate and review us! It's great to hear that you found the museum to be comprehensive and modern looking. Our Captain Tom display has had a lot of positive feedback from visitors, so we're pleased you enjoyed seeing it as well.
Written September 1, 2021
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Helen H
Driffield, UK2,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We visited by chance one saturday. While enjoying the Ice Trail, one of the sculptures was outside and for the weekend, entry was free. Steeped in history, it is certainly crammed full of interesting artifacts, displays and artwork. A hidden gem worth visiting.
Written February 1, 2020
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Thank you very much for taking the time to review us, and post your thoughts! We're glad that you had a great spur-of-the-moment visit, and that you enjoyed the Ice Trail as well.
Written February 7, 2020
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MrWil_low
183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
A pretty decent regimental museum telling the story of the local infantry and cavalry regiments. It has been substantially refurbished in the last few years and is now open plan and a good mix covering predecessors to the Royal Dragoon Guards and Yorkshire Regiment. There is a handy guide picking out some of the star items, or you can browse the cases. I reckon an hour unless you are a real enthusiast. Veterans and blue light get in with a reduced fees.
Written February 13, 2022
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Sara B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We have visited this museum before but this time the visit was brought to life by the extensive knowledge of Luke of all things military (from Greek battles to modern day warfare) . He is a major asset to the museum floor with his clear explanations and ability to link evolving tactics from one battle to another. His knowledge extends much further than military history, discussing Corporal Jones and the merits of Dad’s Army, J R R Tolkien and Viking reenactment. It was a brilliant visit , thank you.
Written April 5, 2022
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Lucy Rogers
Leeds, UK67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Good experience if you are interested in the army. Really good price (£5 per adult) and ticket valid for a year, really impressed with that, museum is a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be but still a good experience and some interesting bits to look at/read. One way system due to Covid. Parking is available but very small/tight car park.
Written March 12, 2022
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DingDangD0
Chester, UK172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
The last time we visited York, we found the museum closed (so it must have been on a Sunday last time). But on our recent visit to York, we decided to check again, and not being a Sunday, it was open.

It’s a good size, not massive, but equally not too small either. Google tells me we spent 45 minutes there, which from memory seems correct.

To conclude; a very well laid out and well presented museum, and more than worth the £5 admission fee.
Written October 22, 2021
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Thank-you for leaving us a review - we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and found the museum to be well presented. You are right are not a big museum, but we have tried to include as much of our collections as possible.
Written October 29, 2021
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Kim
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We stumbled across this on the way to Clifford’s Tower.

It’s a lovely little place with lots of interesting artefacts - a real hidden gem.

The museum itself is relatively small, but it’s jam packed with things to look at and very well laid out.

With a small group of 6 year olds it took us around 45 minutes to get around.
Written July 10, 2023
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and that there were plenty of things for your group to enjoy. A bit like the TARDIS - we are bigger on the inside.
Written August 28, 2023
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John N
Eynsford, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A wonderful little regimental museum incorporating the history of five very famous regiments who can boast involvement in all of the major wars of the last four hundred years. There are some VCs and MCs to marvel at, an an interesting display about Titus Oates the polar explorer. Highly recommended.
Written October 23, 2021
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Thank-you for reviewing us. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. Not a lot of people know that Captain Oates has links to both our regiments. He joined the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons in 1900 and had previously served with the 3rd Battalion the West Yorkshire Regiment.
Written October 29, 2021
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Rugbynugget
Nottingham, UK338 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This attraction is based in the city centre. Its not a massive museum and we went round it in 30 minutes. However, we found the exhibits interesting. Due to social distancing there aren't any hands on exhibits, which I know there were before. This took the edge off the experience. Would recommend the museum though.
Written July 25, 2020
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Thank you very much for reviewing us, and we are glad that you found the museum displays interesting. Unfortunately we have had to dial back on most of the interactive elements in the museum for the time being, and we hope this does not impact visitors in a big way.
Written August 1, 2020
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