Yorkshire Museum

Address: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7FR
Phone Number: 01904 687687
Website: Visit the Yorkshire Museum website.
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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.

Opening Times – Museum:

  • Daily: 10am – 5pm
  • Closed: 25th, 26th December and 1st January.
  • Early Closing: 2:30pm on 24th and 31st December.

Opening Times – Gardens:

  • Summer (March-October): 7:30am – 8pm
  • Winter (October-March): 7:30am – 6pm
  • Closed: 25th, 26th December and 1st January.

Opening Times – Observatory:

  • Thursdays and Saturdays: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult – £7.50
  • Child (16 and under) – Free with a paying adult.
  • Observatory: Entry to is free.

Prices and opening hours correct as at July 2017.


Before you start your journey to Yorkshire Museum for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.

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