York Army Museum, York

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#13 of 23 in Museums in York
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  • August 20, 2017
    Visited on a whim as we were passing and there was an experienced firearms lecturer showing the kids all the old guns from over the years, explaining the history (to the parents too) - it was interact...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    So much military history here, well worth a visit, I would certainly recommend it and will be returning.  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    Visited this lovely museum(21st July) pleasantly surprised at how much information there was in such a small space. It's well worth the visit :) 5 pounds per adult. It was so interesting. I noticed th...  more »
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  • A nice museum. Not as big as I expected but worth visiting with the york pass. Has some interesting items. A good museum and well laid out but its just another military museum. Seamed to be missing that one item that makes you go WOW! Had a good time here.
  • Nice museum with some significant exhibits despite small size. Displays are relatively modern and well presented considering space, though I feel the museum would benefit from a guide or something to increase interactivity.
  • This place was OK but it was smaller than I expected but the exhibitions were great the only problem I had here is there wasn't much to see & their "the Somme" special exhibitions were a table with writing on it & the walls were just pinned on paper. If this place was bigger & their special exhibitions were more exiting/interesting I would give this place a 5star/lived rating.
  • Great adventure for kids
  • This is a hidden gem of a museum. It's wonderfully laid out, full of history, military memorabilia and character, and has friendly staff. Memorable displays include a full size display of an infantryman's uniform and weaponry from the Napoleonic War that confronts you, bayonet and all, on entering the museum. My personal favourite part of the display was the 'taken' cabinets - essentially the 'trophies of war', ie. stuff the regiments pinched from the battlefield! The museum shop also had some intriguing/odd things to buy, such as 'chocolate grenades' and even a full sniper ghillie for kids. Well worth a visit.

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