Yorkshire Museum

“The team at Yorkshire Museum and Gardens should be commended on the imaginative and creative ways that they have curated and interpreted the collections.” - VisitEngland Assessor


York, North Yorkshire

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The Yorkshire Museum is set in 10 acres of botanical gardens in the heart of the historic City of York, and displays some of the finest Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Medieval treasures ever discovered in Britain. The Middleham jewel, a fine example of English Gothic jewellery, is on display, and in the Roman Gallery, visitors can see a marble head of Constantine the Great. The Anglo-Saxon Gallery houses the delicate silver-gilt Ormside bowl and the Gilling sword.

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Yorkshire Museum
York Museum Gardens, YORK, North Yorkshire, YO1 7FR


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking nearby
  • Facilities: There is a ramp at the front of the building and the main entrance area is fully accessible. The museum is over three floors and there is a lift. The lower and ground floors are fully accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: We’re open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm Plus Bank holidays and Mondays during York Half Term

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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