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Review of Museum Gardens

Museum Gardens
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US$17.49*
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City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #7 of 207 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.
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is our stop-off park on the way into town and has so much going for it - beautiful ruins, a museum, plenty of green space, pathways and hidden areas. Can be very busy in summer but has various things going on in it such as ice-cream van, birds of prey, illuminate York, museum exhibitions and the observatory. Take your lunch here!

Thank yorkiehannah
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

It was great to walk through the gardens.We saw squirrels & on the day we were there,there was a beautiful show of different owls on display.The gardens were immaculate & looked after very well.

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

York is a wonderful place, but as befits a city of its antiquity that is so well-preserved, it's very densely built up, admittedly with some very beautiful buildings. It has some of the most atractive urban spaces in Britain, but if you find yourself tired of mediaeval bricks or lovely stonework, and feel you need something a bit more biological, just head for the museum gardens, which stretch between the Yorkshire Museum and the river. Here you'll find beautifully laid out gardens, big mature trees and wide stretches of lawn, set among the ruins of St Mary's abbey, and can refresh your spirits.

Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Very beautiful gardens within the centre of York. I visit these gardens on a regular basis with pre-school children for a picnic and fun. During the summer months there are often one or two activities available which makes the journey here worthwhile. Lovely place for a walk with it's old buildings. On my recent visit children's activities had been advertised which we really enjoyed (Dinosaur Detectives). These activities where advertised as Free, however that was only the case for approximately half of these activities. Some of them where placed inside the Museum which was only free entry if you hold a Yorkcard. Therefore if your child wanted their face painted or to make a badge you would have to pay entrance to the Museum. I would have been quite happy to pay a fair charge for the activities themselves, however I was not prepared to pay a full entrance fee to the museum when I would only be in there for 10 minutes whilst my child took part in these activities. Considering the amount of people who use these gardens some public toilets would be a good idea, as the nearest are a long way away.

Thank Joy798
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

I visited the Museum Gardens several times during June because it was so beautiful and there was the added feature of owls and birds of prey shows!

Great day, and it was free! Would probably be miserable in the rain though.

Lovely day with friends, also popped into the observatory.

Thank GWYork-Brum
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