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Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum

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Museum St, York, Northern Yorkshire, YO1 7FR

The Basics

Admission tickets for the museum can be purchased in advance or at the door. Pay a single admission fee to enter the museum or purchase a YMT (York Museums Trust) card, which grants you access to York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery, and the Yorkshire Museum for a year. Some multi-attraction York sightseeing passes include free entry to the Yorkshire Museum, and many other top Yorkshire activities and sights.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Home to some of Britain’s most-significant archeological discoveries, the Yorkshire Museum is a must for history buffs.

  • Up to four children under 16 can enter for free alongside a paying adult.

  • Leave luggage and large backpacks at home as there is no storage at the museum.

  • Most of the museum, with the exception of a small portion of the first floor, is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

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How to Get There

The Yorkshire Museum is situated within the York Museum Gardens in the center of York. Walking from York train station takes 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, ride the number 2 bus to the Museum Street stop. The nearest parking is at Marygate, a 5-minute walk away.

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When to Get There

Yorkshire Museum is a popular attraction and can get busy, especially on weekends. For more elbow room, come after 3pm on weekdays when the museum is quieter.

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York Museum Gardens

The museum is set amid the peaceful greenery of the York Museum Gardens, founded in the 1830s by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society. As well as a varied collection of plants, the gardens are home to around 40 different bird species, the ruins of the 11th-century St. Mary’s Abbey, and the York Observatory, a functioning observatory that displays a 19th-century telescope.

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