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Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7FR
01904 687687
Average time spent - 1 hours
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Things to do at Yorkshire Museum review

Yorkshire Museum is located in the beautiful Museum gardens in the heart of York city centre. The gardens themselves cover an area of 10 acres and include the ruined St Mary’s Abbey. The gardens are a registered botanical garden and well worth a look around.

Yorkshire Museum itself is an excellent family-friendly museum. There’s plenty of interactive exhibits. In the Jurassic World exhibition, you can ‘dig’ for fossils. Our favourite exhibit is where they bring sea dragon fossils to life by Augmented reality. You point a tablet at the fossils and the tablet brings the fossils to life. It’s so interesting and very clever. There is a life-size Plesiosaur and an excellent coral seas exhibition.

The Roman York exhibition allows children to take their shoes off and walk on a real Roman mosaic. There’s many treasures from ancient Rome to marvel at.

Other exhibitions include a display of treasures from York’s medieval past and an 11,000-year-old headdress. It’s a museum that will spark children’s imaginations and bring history to life. Make sure you spend plenty of time in each room because there’s often something new to discover.

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FAQ and Further Information Yorkshire Museum

Is there food and drink available?

There is no cafe on-site. There are plenty of places to purchase food and drinks nearby.

What are the main things to do?

Interactive museum with a strong focus on dinosaurs. Plus Roman and medieval York. There are toilets.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket without gift aid donation is £7.27, children 5-16 are £3.50 and under 5’s are free. Other pricing options are available.

Is there parking?

There is parking nearby, charges apply. If visiting by car the easiest option would be to use their park and rides.

When are they open?

For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Yorkshire Museum
Yorkshire Museum
Yorkshire Museum
Yorkshire Museum
Yorkshire Museum

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