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"Yorkshire Museum" Top 5 Page for this destination Yorkshire Museum Tip by barryg23

Yorkshire Museum, York: 15 reviews and 26 photos

  Yorkshire Museum
by barryg23
  • Yorkshire Museum - York
      Yorkshire Museum
    by barryg23
  • Medieval York - pictured in the museum - York
      Medieval York - pictured in the museum
    by barryg23

The Yorkshire Museum stands in the grounds of St. Mary's Abbey, just inside the town walls. This was my favourite museum in York and we spent an enjoyable couple of hours here escaping the rain and learning about the history of York.

The museum has impressive exhibits on the early history of York, in particular on Roman York. There is also good coverage of the Viking and the Anglo-Saxon periods, while a separate section shows remains of parts of St. Mary's Abbey. The star exhibit in the collection is the 15th Century Middleham Jewel, found as recently as 1985.

Entry to the museum costs 4 pounds for adults.

Address: Yorkshire Museum & Gardens Museum Gardens York
Phone: +44 (01904) 687687

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 19, 2006
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