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Review of Museum Gardens

Museum Gardens
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Ranked #7 of 204 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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.
Poole, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

So nice a green space with incredible sights too - not a thing to dislike. The museum and ruins are great and the river walk

Visited July 2014
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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“The Pigeon Chillout Spot.”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

A lovely public park where folks can just go and chill out when they need to get away from the main throng of York's busy shopping stream.
It has its wildlife which makes it a joy to watch and plenty of pigeons who would gladly finish off your unwanted leftovers.

It also has the York Museum, which is handy to go to after a spot of luncheon.
Only one negative thing, like most public spots, i that it gets very busy, especially during the summer time. It makes a splendid spot for Squirrel fans to come and feed the squirrels and photographers who like to take photos of the Gardens during its wanderous times, such as winter, when it has a thick blanket of snow.

Visited August 2013
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“Great place to relax”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

After a day trecking round museums, the Minster or just walking the streets of York, is hard to think of a it more pleasant place to wind down and take five. With the River Ouse on one side and the ruins of St Mary's Abbey on the hill, this is a delightful sanctuary against the city.

Visited July 2014
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“Well maintained”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The garden contains lots of interest - abbey ruins, museum, observatory, etc. There was a falconry display going on when I was there, and also a couple of students showing the general public of the moths they had trapped (and will release later). So you never know what you're going to find in the gardens

Visited July 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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“A favourite place.”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Beautiful public park in the heart of the city of York, close to Lendal bridge. Home of The Yorkshire Museum, part of the bar wall, St Mary's Abbey ruins and an observatory (Sat and Thurs am). The Museum Gardens overlooks the river Ouse and occasionally floods in very wet weather.

Good place to have a picnic or look for squirrels. The gardens have been recently landscaped and are kept in excellent condition

Visited May 2014
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