Yorkshire Museum and Gardens

Yorkshire Museum and Gardens
York Museum Gardens
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 7FR
England

Website

www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

E-mail

yorkshire.museum@ymt.org.uk

Telephone

01904 687687

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Yorkshire Museum
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The Yorkshire Museum sits in the heart of York Museum Gardens, in the centre of York. The museum was opened in 1830 by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and was one of the first purpose-built museums in the country.

Housing some of the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds in Europe, the Yorkshire Museum is the ideal first port of call for any trip to York. From prehistory to the city's medieval splendour, see the whole story in our fantastic galleries.

Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor, kneel at St William's medieval shrine, see the monsters of the deep that swam when Yorkshire was beneath the sea - and all in the heart of the city.

Finally - immerse yourself in the story of England's other capital, all brought to life with the latest digital technology in a spectacular film show in our auditorium.

Venue Type:

Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Yorkshire Museum:

Open daily 10am - 5pm

Closed 25-26 December and 1 January.


York Museum Gardens:

Open daily -
7am – 8pm Summer
7am – 6pm Winter

Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve: 7am – 4pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day & New Year’s Day: 10am – 4pm

Admission charges

Adult: £7.50
Child: FREE with a paying adult

York Museum Gardens admission: FREE

2 For £12 - Visit the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum for just £12

Children under 16 go free with a paying adult - offer does not apply to organised groups or schools.
Free entry for York residents with a valid York Card.
Free entry for wheelchair users plus one carer.

Come Back For Free - all tickets are valid for 12 months at no extra charge, so you can come back as many times as you like for a year.
Tickets are personal and non-transferable so we just need to take your name and address (this information is not passed on or used for marketing purposes) and you may be asked for ID on your return visit. If, for any reason, you don't want to give your name and address, day tickets are available at the same price.

The entire collections of Yorkshire Museum & Gardens are Designated Collections of national importance.

The collections cover numismatics, archaeological finds from Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, and Medieval times, biology, geology and studio pottery.

Collection details

Religion, Natural Sciences, Coins and Medals, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Capital of the North

Capital of the North

  • 5 March 2013 — 31 December 2016 *on now

In the medieval kingdoms of Britain, the north was ruled from York. Anglian kings were baptised in its churches, Viking warriors plotted their southern raids and the Normans cruelly stamped their authority on the masses. From the ravages of war the city went on to flourish in a golden age of innovation, religion and trade.

Featuring some of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects ever found in Britain and exploring the lives of some of the most powerful people of the period, this new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Exhibition included in Yorkshire Museum admission.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Ideas and Evidence in Science: The Kirkdale Cave

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=49

How scientists work today and how they worked in the past, including the roles of experimentation, evidence and creative thought in the development of scientific ideas. Includes video of curators talking about Hyena poo!

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Alien Species in Britain, Friend or Foe?

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=499

This learning journey looks at the different plants and animals not native to Britain, and aims to teach children about the habitats that they live in.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.
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