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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 much prefer the Castle Museum - I need to make that clear from the off as it offers more to us as a family but the Yorkshire Museum also has quite a few good exhibits also and is worth a good hour ...  more »
  • Lovely museum and grounds to explore lots of different things to do love the interactive display and sheets for the kids to fill in good for children interested in dinosaurs or history had a good mixt...  more »
  • Plenty of interesting facts and details, suitable for all ages including activities for children. Loved all the relics and artefacts. Amazing place to visit and in a wonderful setting. 
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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.