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“Interesting and educating”
Review of Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum
Ranked #28 of 208 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Discover thousands of years of York's history in one place, from prehistory to the city's medieval splendour. Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor, kneel at St William's shrine, see the monsters of the deep that swam when Yorkshire was beneath the see and much more in our fantastic galleries in the hear of the city.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Buy a York museums ticket. At £10 for the Yorkshire Museum and the Castle Museum it is very worthwhile, you get 12 months access to both. We had bought the museums tickets last year and did not get the time to visit both on the same day. We were a little disappointed there is no cafe on the site, there is however a drinks machine and nearby tables and chairs within the gift shop. Meeting up once a month we like to have a tea and a chat before we go exploring.

The exhibits are set out really well and are very interesting. The day we visited the local radio station and press were in promoting hands on comminty involvement. The walls of the church ruins are incorporated in the museum and this gives it extra character.

We had an enjoyable visit but wanted more. The museum gives you a thirst for more knowledge but cuts it short. That's the only way I can describe how it made me feel.

Thank chandrah874
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We visited Yorkshire Museum on a wet cold day. The museum is located near the train museum and has no parking on site but there are lots of car parks located in the area, we parked in the Piccadilly car park which presented the chance to walk up the Shambles and through the shopping areas.

The museum is located in the museum gardens which is a really nice area to wonder around containing some old ruins. It provides some great photo opportunities especially on a nice day.

The museum charge for entrance, adults are required to pay but children under sixteen enter for free. Entry costs for two adults was £15 total which is excellent for a family of five.

There is no cloakroom. The museum provides an area in which coats and umbrellas may be left along with push chairs but does not monitor the area, declaring all items are left at your own risk. We left our coats and umbrellas but I must admit, with some trepidation. A degree of effort by the museum could provide such a better service

There is limited refreshments available. The museum has a drinks area with a vending machine but no coffee shop which is unusual.

Exhibits within the museum are nicely displayed, there is a Roman display, interspersed with a history of York itself. There is also a natural history display with an extinction display for dinosaurs. The displays are well laid out and informative.

An estimated visit time is three hours including a walk in the garden.

Thank ChristopherHarrington
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

What there is at the museum is very interesting but I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more to see. We also found the museum didn't "flow" very well and you doubled back on yourself to make sure you had seen everything. A little on the pricey side for what is on show in my opinion.

Thank TracyF1971
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

The use of clear, everyday language to describe the exhibits here really brings history to life . You feel neither baffled by academic explanations nor 'spoken down' to , and as a result actually read and digest the info given in the captions and signboards attached to the items on display. You get a real feel for life in York through the ages. There's plenty of video support and a particularly nice touch is the amount of 'hands-on' equipment such as Roman style sandals and cloaks provided to encourage active participation by younger visitors. No 'do not touch' signs here - visitors are encouraged to walk on a Roman mosaic floor wearing authentic footwear ! The various galleries are easy to negotiate, and the museum shop stocks a selection of reasonably priced souvenirs , many of them different to the usual "production line" gifts offered by venues of this type. Tickets are valid for a year, which is a bonus, and at the time of my visit (Dec13) a combined ticket also offering entry to the Castle Museum was available at a bargain rate.

Thank jen1950
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Displays of interesting finds that bring home the importance of York throughout history. Good video information.
Lovely Gardens with the ruins of St Mary's Abbey. Well worth a visit.
A combined ticket for this museum and the Castle Museum will reduce the cost and is valid for a year from date of purchase.

Thank Jay F
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