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Yorkshire Museum

York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7FR

Address: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7FR
Phone Number: 01904 687687
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Yorkshire Museum and gardens is a local history museum surrounded by botanical gardens in York city centre in North Yorkshire.

Set over three floors the museum houses a number of galleries devoted to periods in York's history including Roman York and Medieval York as well as natural-history exhibits with fossils, skeletons and mounted creatures. There is also audio-visual presentation in a small theatre telling an abridged version of the history of York. The top floor has a temporary exhibit space, a reading room and a historic library containing a treasure trove of old reference books (only open to the public on selected days). Joint tickets available for entry to this museum and York castle museum.

The ten-acres of botanical gardens surround the museum and run alongside the river Ouse. They have a geocaching site and a number of interesting historic buildings including the half timbered medieval hospitum and the ruins of a Roman fortress and an 11th century Abbey. Areas of the gardens include a fern garden, Oriental border, butterfly borders, rock garden and an American prairie. Free garden tours every Sunday at 12pm starting at the museum entrance.

  • Use city centre car parks (charge).
  • Museum shop selling gifts, books, toys, jewellery, souvenirs, snacks and drinks.
  • Places for a picnic in museum gardens.

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