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Yorkshire Museum & Gardens

Museum

Yorkshire Museum & Gardens, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR

Tel: 01904 687687

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Yorkshire Museum

About

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. ​

Inspect the finest details of an ichthyosaur and see the oldest true sauropod remains ever found in the UK in our new major exhibition: Yorkshire's Jurassic World. From the depths of the deepest seas to the ancient coasts and tropical shallows; meet the dinosaurs and sea dragons that once roamed our vast and ever-changing landscapes - brought to life using the latest research and ground-breaking technology. 

​Marvel at Medieval treasures, including the stunning Middleham jewel, discover the incredible findings unearthed at Star Carr, Britain's most important mesolithic site and follow the footsteps of pioneering geologist William Smith with this map that changed the world.

Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor and explore galleries packed with outstanding Roman artefacts, including the World Newton Hoard; the largest Roman hoard of its kind founding England, the statue of Mars; the best existing example of a Roman Statue in England, and the marble head of Constantine the Great.

Get the most out of York - see the Yorkshire Museum first.

York Museum Gardens

 A place to relax and unwind in the heart of the city. Relax in the peaceful gardens, explore the ruins of St Mary's and discover the Roman history of the multangular tower.

Located within the city centre and close to York Railway Station and other key attractions, the York Museum Gardens are an idyllic haven with an array of plant species, wildlife, and historical features to explore.

Established in the 1830s by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, the gardens are famed for their fantastic collection of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs set against the stunning backdrop of the medieval ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey.

Entry to the Gardens is free and open daily (except 25 and 26 December and 1 January). Visit our York Museum Gardens website to find out more.

The York Observatory is located within the Museum Gardens. We aim to open every day 11.30am to 2.30pm, however, as the site is manned by trained volunteers we cannot guarantee to be open on any particular day. Please contact our Enquiries department ahead of your visit to check opening dates and times.

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Opening Times

* Open daily 10am - 5pm.

Closed 25-26th December and 1st January.

Guide Prices

YMT Card holders: FREE

Adult
Gift Aid Admission: £8.00
Standard Admission: £7.25

York Resident
Gift Aid Admission: £6.40
Standard Admission: £5.82

Student/ Young Person
Standard Admission: £5.60

*Access Ticket: £4
**Child (16 and under): FREE with a paying adult
Essential Carer (accompanying an adult disabled visitor: FREE

York Universal Credit Claimant: FREE

Universal Credit Claimant: £4.00

SAVE MONEY by buying a new YMT Card to visit York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum. For more information please visit: http://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/ymtcard/

Group rates are available for groups of 10+. For further details please contact Group Bookings on 01904 687633.

*Access Tickets: up to 50% discount for disabled visitors, visitors aged 17-24 or in receipt of Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance, Pension Credit, or Income Support. Evidence may be required. For further details please visit www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
**Maximum 4 children per adult. Additional children will be charged at £4 per child.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

Road Directions

On Foot:Located in the city centre.Park & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier. www.yorkparkandride.co.ukThe nearest railway station is York, which is 0.5 miles away.

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