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Yorkshire Museum, York

(3.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
You'll find four permanent exhibits of artifacts at Yorkshire Museum. The archaeology exhibit houses a collection of nearly one million objects, ranging from prehistoric times to the 20th century. Among them, spot the York helmet, the Gilling sword, and a head of preserved Roman hair. In the astronomy exhibit, visit the 19th-century observatory and a clock that tells the time based on the position of constellations. A biology exhibit displays preserved specimens of animals, plants, and fungi, including specimens of extinct species, such as the passenger pigeon and the Moa. Marvel at the collection of minerals, rocks, and fossils in the geology exhibit. Outside, wander through the museum gardens. Use our York trip builder to arrange your visit to Yorkshire Museum and other attractions in York.
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  • We are YMT card holders and for anyone living within an hour of York this is a great scheme - for £22 per year you get unlimited access to 2 museums and the York Art Gallery (children are free). We li...  more »
  • Located in a lovely park this is a great Museum with a fantastic Roman, Viking and Tudor Collections. Well laid out with interesting interpretation for children and hands on activities led by Museum s...  more »
  • Some very good displays including Roman - Nice Garden walk. Price reasonable. Would put top of your list in York.  more »
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  • Get a membership for the three big York museums. This is a family friendly place and the price of a normal daily ticket isn't bad at all. All displays were in order and everything was clean and well labeled. Outside you can explore the gardens and walk down to the river. There are great places to eat within 5 minutes.
  • This is a great museum! It was recommended by Rick Steves guide book and we are really pleased with how nice the museum was, along with the ruins outside. The staff was very helpful and informative. This is a great place to bring children. There is also a nice baby changing/feeding room, and places to sit through out.
  • The most exciting part is to understand about the ruins from a Roman fortifications that has beside the museum and also behind its construction.
  • Nice museum, but a little bit small. To me,the museum garden is more fun than the inside.
  • Well presented and thoughtfully put together displays on the history of Yorkshire, with nice snippets about life in Roman and Medieval times.