Yorkshire Museum, York

3.7
#9 of 32 in Museums in York
You'll find four permanent exhibits of artifacts at Yorkshire Museum. The archaeology exhibit houses a collection of nearly one million objects, ranging from prehistoric times to the 20th century. Among them, spot the York helmet, the Gilling sword, and a head of preserved Roman hair. In the astronomy exhibit, visit the 19th-century observatory and a clock that tells the time based on the position of constellations. A biology exhibit displays preserved specimens of animals, plants, and fungi, including specimens of extinct species, such as the passenger pigeon and the Moa. Marvel at the collection of minerals, rocks, and fossils in the geology exhibit. Outside, wander through the museum gardens. Plan my trip to York with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Visited today primarily drawn in by the dinosaur exhibit. They did tell us upon entry it’s a collection of fossils and bones and no animatronics. It’s not the largest exhibit, the most impressive area...  more »
  • Reading the info pamphlet you'd think you we in for a huge, amazing dinosaur exhibition, especially as David Attenborough opened it. However you can breeze through it in about 5 minutes, with hardly a...  more »
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  • Great place for kids and adults, lots of things going on there for everyone. The gardens are really nice too, my daughter loves seeing some dinosaurs. Also has some activities for the older children as well, plus a cool vr dinosaur trial.
  • Interesting museum with lots of local history. The maps showing modern day York with the old Roman walls and buildings was especially cool. If you visit York and you've seen the remaining constructions then it's worth visiting to understand the history a little better. I would recommend this place if you're doing a weekend away in the city like we were. Staff were also very friendly.
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