Yorkshire Museum

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  • Address: Museum St., York YO1 7FR, England, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1904551800
  • Ticket Price: 7 GBP
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids
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The Yorkshire Museum came up in 1830 and has since then has housed collections deemed to be of national and international importance. The Museum has collections dating back to prehistoric times and the artefacts found here are biological, astronomical, archaeological and geological in nature.

 Therefore this happens to be a Mecca for nerds of all kind.

  • One of the major attractions at the Yorkshire Museum is the Cawood Sword, a Viking Sword almost 1000 years old that was discovered from the River Ouse. A symbol of fine craftsmanship.
  • When in Rome… take a journey to Eboracum, or Roman York. Learn about York as it stood before and after the Romans reigned here. Walk where the Romans walked and dress how the Romans dressed.
  • The old English Capital on display are some of the most honoured objects that signify York’s crucial importance in English history. It was from York that the northern regions were ruled.
  • The museum holds touring exhibitions of some very special and very exclusive artefacts such as Shakespeare’s Fist Folio, one of only four copies in the world that can be accessed by the public.

Some of the archaeological artefacts at Yorkshire Museum are from 500,000 BC. The biological section has an enormous collection of flora and fauna not to mention a large number of insects.

One of the main conditions of constructing a museum on this particular piece of land was that it be surrounded by a botanical garden and so it was. The Museum Gardens are a remarkable treat in their own right.

  • Wheelchair access and disabled friendly washrooms available.

  • Entry into the museum is free if you hold a York Pass.
  • Discounts are available on ticket prices.
  • Children under 16 years visiting with a paying adult go free.

  • Bus: Exhibition Square (EC) – 6
  • Exhibition Square (ED) – 19, 29, 30, 30E, 30X, 31, 31A, 31X, 40

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  • Yorkshire Museum Address: Museum St., York YO1 7FR, England, United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Museum Contact Number: +44-1904551800
  • Yorkshire Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Yorkshire Museum Price: 7 GBP
  • Best time to visit Yorkshire Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Yorkshire Museum: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 7.24% of people who visit York include Yorkshire Museum in their plan

  • 73.91% of people start their Yorkshire Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Yorkshire Museum

Monday, Friday and Sunday

84.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Yorkshire Museum

People normally club together York City Walls and York St John University while planning their visit to Yorkshire Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Good experience with kids, we visited during Dinosaur exposition. They loved to see fossils and play around. Is not very big but is well organized

  • Lovely place in amazing grounds. I took two boys age 10. A young lady explained lots of items to them she had on her desk.. They were so engaged! Great place to visit and children go free. Dinosaur event on.. The kids loved feeding the dinosaur.

  • Great fun. Lovely building. Original stone work in the grounds and lowest level. Very informative about different topics. I loved the giant fossil

  • Excellent place with great info about the history of York and great displays detailing the daily life of the people of York from the early times to modern days. Helpful staff can answer all your questions and the original stone work from the Abbey is amazing..

  • Had a really nice time walking round your and going into the museum, lots of quirky little places and cafes and museum is a good way to pass an hour or so and lovely surrounding outside if you just want to relax

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