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. Use our York trip builder to arrange your visit to Yorkshire Museum and other attractions in York.
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  • August 19, 2017
    We have visited this museum for many years and enjoyed it. Throughout that time there have been many changes. On this occasion, there was a major Viking Exhibition which was both informative and inter...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    You can spend a fair amount of time in this place. There are many exhibits to see and underneath there is a Victorian street which gives you an idea of what it was like then.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Stunning and well maintained city centre park next to the river. Well worth a stroll or a sit! Ideal for picnics in good weather. Lots of events on too.  more »
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  • Great museum with a modern, fresh and airy feel. Lots of great educational visuals for kids to learn about various aspects in history. There was a theme around sea animals, dinosaurs and Romans that the kids could explore.They even got the chance to dress up as Romans and an art activity in making stained glass windows! Highly recommended. The pictures are within the art gallery which is worth a visit too.
  • Very interesting and impressive exhibits and there's an awesome virtual reality headset experience too, things to keep kids involved and easy access with lift and ramps for buggy
  • The Viking part was great. The rest not so much. The museum is quite small !
  • Very beautiful place. This is an incredible museum, the entry fee is reasonable, especially considering how extensive and interesting this place is. You must visit here if you come to York.
  • One love place to visit especially if you're a tourist. Very beautiful items on display. :)

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