Museum Gardens
Museum Gardens
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Yorkshire Museum, home to some of the richest archaeological finds in Europe, is set amidst its own Gardens, which offer picnic areas and scenic walkways.
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  • Vivienne R
    London, United Kingdom59 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    At least as good as Whitby Abbey
    The ruins of the abbey in the museum gardens entertained my six year old (and three year old) sons for a surprisingly long time. My six year old was very interested what happened to the abbey to make it ‘wrecked’ and my three year old liked climbing on the ruined pillars. As it was free to enter and there was quite a lot of wall, this is a surprisingly good attraction.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • jetsaver
    Southport, United Kingdom615 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely gardens in peaceful setting,
    The gardens are really lovely housing some very interesting buildings. Our foster grandson loved all the squirrels and took many photos of them. They were lovely to watch. The gardens are so relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, but do have great buildings to see. We had been to the railway museum which is nearby and noticed the gardens. We are glad that we went in and would certainly go there again.
    Hi there, thanks for your review! So glad you and your grandson enjoyed all the wildlife in the Museum Gardens!
    Written 31 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 October 2023
  • Wendy
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this
    Really lovely! Even in January. I missed this the first time I was in York last year. This time our hotel was on the other end of the gardens and my daughter and I had so much fun looking at the ruins & green space. When we walked back to the hotel at 4:30 pm it was twilight (being January) and everything was especially beautiful, haunting, and evocative in the shadows and glimmering sunset light. The ruins caught my heart and I can’t believe people get to live in a place where such a thing sits for centuries. Beautiful. Well worth including in your visit to York, what a historic treasure.
    Thank you so much for your kind review, we love seeing the ruins all times of year. They are really special, we hope you will be back to visit us again many times in the future!
    Written 25 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 January 2024
  • Sam K
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom323 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    Great place to visit. The gardens, the church ruins and Museum all full of history. Well worth a visit. The gardens are well maintained by volunteers, the church is a great photo opportunity and the Museum is definitely worth a visit, full of artifacts and history.
    Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind review!! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. Do come back and visit us again soon.
    Written 25 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 February 2024
  • Windsweptinteresting
    Holyhead, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Gardens
    The most beautiful grounds with stunning, dramatic tulips both in the main gardens and the edible wood. A place to sit and relax with plenty of benches. Close to the river Ouse. Peaceful and Beautiful with historic buildings . Nature is being supported with plants, wood piles for animals and insects, and insect houses. A great way to spend the day.
    Hi there, Thank you very much for this kind review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the gardens, we do hope you will be back to visit again another time soon!
    Written 19 May 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 April 2024
  • Samantha J
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful space to stop and take a breath
    A beautiful space right by the train station, easily found on foot and a gorgeous spot. Quiet, pristine scenery with beautiful flowers, well kept green space with the rich history of the abbey ruins. A place to sit and enjoy the quiet, explore the history and just breathe. A beautiful space.
    Thank you for your kind review, Samantha. We are pleased to hear you had such a pleasant visit. Do come back and see us again soon.
    Written 22 June 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 May 2024
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Joshane615
Australia615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had a beautiful warm sunny day when we visited the gardens. They were absolutely beautiful and so well looked after. A lovely spot to sit and relax in the sun.
Written 8 June 2024
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Thank you for your kind words, we are glad to hear you had a lovely visit. Do come back again soon!
Written 22 June 2024
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Samantha J
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A beautiful space right by the train station, easily found on foot and a gorgeous spot. Quiet, pristine scenery with beautiful flowers, well kept green space with the rich history of the abbey ruins. A place to sit and enjoy the quiet, explore the history and just breathe. A beautiful space.
Written 30 May 2024
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Thank you for your kind review, Samantha. We are pleased to hear you had such a pleasant visit. Do come back and see us again soon.
Written 22 June 2024
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Windsweptinteresting
Holyhead, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The most beautiful grounds with stunning, dramatic tulips both in the main gardens and the edible wood.
A place to sit and relax with plenty of benches. Close to the river Ouse. Peaceful and Beautiful with historic buildings . Nature is being supported with plants, wood piles for animals and insects, and insect houses. A great way to spend the day.
Written 30 April 2024
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Hi there, Thank you very much for this kind review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the gardens, we do hope you will be back to visit again another time soon!
Written 19 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

michelle j
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beautiful grounds. We were lucky it was a sunny day. The garden is lovely and the ruins look stunning with the sum shining down.
Written 7 April 2024
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Hello Michelle, Thank you for leaving us this lovely review. We are so pleased to hear you had a nice time in the gardens, we hope you will come back again.
Written 7 April 2024
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David n
Manchester, UK4,706 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
... in a lovely (now peaceful) setting. The gardens are well-kept and the existing walls give you a very good idea of the extent and power of the destroyed abbey.
Written 31 March 2024
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Hi there! Thank you very much for leaving this kind review. We are so pleased to hear you found the gardens peaceful and well-kept. Do pop back and visit us again another time.
Written 7 April 2024
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,523 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
What can I say? These are some medieval ruins which are in York centre. Near the museum they’ve made the place into some nice gardens which you can walk around.
Written 22 March 2024
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Hi there, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit, do come back again another time.
Written 7 April 2024
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Sam K
Portsmouth, UK323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great place to visit. The gardens, the church ruins and Museum all full of history. Well worth a visit.
The gardens are well maintained by volunteers, the church is a great photo opportunity and the Museum is definitely worth a visit, full of artifacts and history.
Written 15 February 2024
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Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind review!! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to us. Do come back and visit us again soon.
Written 25 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wendy
Philadelphia, PA112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Really lovely! Even in January. I missed this the first time I was in York last year. This time our hotel was on the other end of the gardens and my daughter and I had so much fun looking at the ruins & green space. When we walked back to the hotel at 4:30 pm it was twilight (being January) and everything was especially beautiful, haunting, and evocative in the shadows and glimmering sunset light. The ruins caught my heart and I can’t believe people get to live in a place where such a thing sits for centuries. Beautiful. Well worth including in your visit to York, what a historic treasure.
Written 15 January 2024
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Thank you so much for your kind review, we love seeing the ruins all times of year. They are really special, we hope you will be back to visit us again many times in the future!
Written 25 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jetsaver
Southport, UK615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The gardens are really lovely housing some very interesting buildings. Our foster grandson loved all the squirrels and took many photos of them. They were lovely to watch. The gardens are so relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, but do have great buildings to see. We had been to the railway museum which is nearby and noticed the gardens. We are glad that we went in and would certainly go there again.
Written 31 October 2023
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Hi there, thanks for your review! So glad you and your grandson enjoyed all the wildlife in the Museum Gardens!
Written 31 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cadley13
Lancashire101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The grounds of the Museum were lovely and as it was Halloween we had a few 'ghostly' friends when looking around the gardens. The ruins were great to see too
Written 27 October 2023
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Hello! Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you had a nice time spotting the ghosts. We hope you will visit again another time soon!
Written 29 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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