Yorkshire Museum, York

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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. Plan my trip to York with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • We enjoyed the Yorkshire museum very much as it covered a very long time period about the history of York .Lots of interesting exhibits . Jurassic exhibition was being installed during our visit but w...  more »
  • We wanted to visit the museum after reading about the new Jurassic exhibition which was opened by David Attenborough. The exhibition was great. We didn’t have to queue and there was plenty of space to...  more »
  • This is a nice place to kill an hour as I did just now on a one night’s stay at The Grand Hotel and Spa. It’s well located though small and doesn’t take much more than an hour to see everything - the ...  more »
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  • Great way to spend an hour or two on a rainy day. If you get the weather onside, the gardens look fantastic also. Reasonably priced, even better for locals. There is no cafe/restaurant, just what's available in the shop. The Jurassic set up was mobbed, but worth it. The whole place has a fantastic lay out, follow the mapped route and you'll not miss a thing.
  • This a decent museum and worth the entry fee. Kids entry is free. The new dinosaur exhibit went down well with the kids, with some great fossils and bones. There’s also a VR experience where you can feed a dinosaur. The Roman part was also fun, and the kids loved running up and down on the mosaic, and making their own one. There’s also some dressing up clothes which they would have enjoyed, but we ran out of time!
  • I expected it to have far more inside. What was there was good and I enjoyed the Jurassic section newly brought in but was only a couple of things to see. Found myself going slow to try and make it last but just wasn’t enough to see. Expect small scale and there is plenty expect a lot and be left disappointed. Loved the Roman mosaic that you could stand on and get an idea of Roman living.
  • A very interesting place to visit It is part of the York Museums Trust and often has local historical events and exhibitions based around York’s Roman and Viking heritage. It does host other events to with Sir David Attenborough recently opening one about the Jurassic Period. The museum is set in the aptly named Museum Gardens in the centre of York.
  • One of the best museums in Yorkshire full of excellent exhibits including the very atmospheric Victorian street Sited in the old debtors prison this museum exudes a real sense of the past with something new...or rather old ... around every corner Well worth a visit and excellent value Reccomended
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