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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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Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

while in the garden you must visit St Mary's Abbey and the Yorkshire museum. Peaceful especially close to the river.

Thank Melvyn T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good and interesting Museum and the gardens were lovely to lie back in and enjoy the great sunshine. Prefer the Castle Museum but that does not detract from this also being worth a visit.

Thank Sween63
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the Museum Gardens whilst in York. The gardens are great to walk around and their are plenty areas to relax. I would recommend visiting the edible garden which is at the back of the museum. It is fun to walk around, you can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we sat here many times to have a rest after walking round York, never seemed to get crowded , even though the busy street were just outside the gates

Thank annod01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved these gardens; great place to get away from the traffic and watch the world go by. Lovely to rest in between all the site-seeing we did in York.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum Gardens are so pretty and peaceful! Though we did not have time, it would be a really nice place for a picnic.

Thank marsel2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens and walk by the river, nice to get away from the crowds for some peace and quiet, the lovely ruins of St Mary’s Abbey are there too

Thank rudding_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not far from lendel bridge and the yorkshire musuem, plenty of seats and a quiet space, the museum has a coffee shop.

Thank JeffOP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot going on in these gardens. A first rate pub down by the water front. Well the Ouse River goes past the gardens. The river bank is a great place to be for the sweet cool air off the water. Their is...More

Thank Apicius71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a nice place to stroll around in or just sit and relax.They have a nice feel to them and are a nice place of calm in York.

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Graham O
3 July 2018|
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Response from Sally W | Reviewed this property |
It is a museum garden so no, no showers
Rebecca T
7 May 2018|
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Response from RichardSawardYMT | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca Unfortunately, barbecues aren't permitted in the Museum Gardens but you are more than welcome to bring along a picnic!
Alicia K
19 December 2016|
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Response from debsnbob | Reviewed this property |
In the museum there is a lift to all floors and disabled toilets in the basement. There is a ramp leading to the entrance and there are ramps all around the gardens plus lots of benches to sit on and watch the world go by... More