Yorkshire Museum and Gardens

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

Website

www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

E-mail

yorkshire.museum@ymt.org.uk

Telephone

01904 687687

Fax

01904 687662

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Yorkshire Museum and Gardens
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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.

Reopened on 1 August 2010 following a nine-month £2million refurbishment project the Museum houses five galleries showcasing some of Britain’s finest archaeological treasures and many rare animals, birds and fossils, in exciting displays.

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

Opening hours

Daily 10.00-17.00

Closed 25/26 December, 1 January

Admission charges

Adult: £7.50
Child: FREE
Concessionary Adult: £6.50
Tickets are valid for one year.
(name and address is required for this offer as tickets are not transferrable)

Special offer joint ticket with York Castle Museum: £10

Special Rates for groups 10+

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.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Dinosaur

Dinosaur Detectives - July

  • 24 — 31 July 2014 *on now

Calling all dinosaur detectives! Precious artefacts are being found with bites taken out of them. Can you help the museum staff solve the mystery? Which naughty dinosaur could it be? Handle dinosaur fossils from the museum collections and follow the clues to earn your dinosaur detective badge.

Suitable for

  • Any age
photograph of fossil

Fossil Road Show

  • 6 August 2014 11am-4pm

Calling all fossil hunters! Bring along your most fabulous fossil finds to be identified by our experts.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.

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.

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.
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