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“Nice place to sit with ice cream”
Review of Museum Gardens

Museum Gardens
Ranked #21 of 208 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 12, 2011

I have visited Museum Gardens several times. Its great for a picnic or even just to sit on a nench and watch the squirells who are very friendly.
If you do go i recommend taking some nuts for the squirells as they will come up to you and take it out of your hand. I had one run up my leg onto my hand before!!
There are some little ruins which are great for children to explore and climb upon.
It always seems nice and tidy too which is good.

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Reviewed July 20, 2006

The Museum Gardens are in a very central location on the banks of the river Ouse near the Lendal Bridge.
The park can be accessed from the riverside walk gate, Marygate or from the main entrance. If you arrive in York by train turn left out of the main station entrance and follow the road round and over the brige. Museum Gardens is the first turning to the left after the bridge.
The Museum houses The Yorkshire Museum, the restored medieval Hospital and ruins of a priory.
The gardens themselves are landscaped and have plenty of room to sit and picnic. There are usually stalls selling freshly squeezed orange and icecreams etc.
There is access to the riverside where you can take a trip up the Ouse on a Yorkboat (£8.50 for an adult).
In the summer the restored hospital becomes a tea room, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks at reasonable prices. On some weekends there are also craft fairs held there.

The museum itself is well worth a visit and currently (Summer 2006) there is an exhibition dedicated to Emperor Constantine which we visited a few weeks ago and all the family enjoyed.
We noted however that the Museum does not have any restaurant facities.

The park gets very busy in the summer with sunbathers and picnickers so expect to share the space with a lot of other visitors. The quieter corner of the park is over by the ruined priory.

If you are visiting York and looking for somewhere to have a picnic whilst remaining very near the city centre, this is probably the best park for you.

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