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  • Address: 3-4 Kings Square, York, Yorkshire, England
  • Hours: The museum is open daily from 9:15am-6pm. Tours run from 10am-5pm.
  • Admission: General admission is £11.50 ($14.35) adults and £9.50 ($11.85) for children aged 4-15.


York's Chocolate Story Tours

Some cities are built on industry, but few have the sweet distinction of being built on chocolate. York’s Chocolate Story, a three-story interactive museum, details the city’s 300-year relationship with the confection. Regularly-scheduled guided tours highlight the three major chocolate companies that got their start in York: Terry’s, Rowntree’s, and Craven’s, as well as some of the most popular creations to come out of York including the Chocolate Orange and Kit-Kat. The city’s industry sparked a love for the chocolate that ultimately enveloped the globe: a tin of Rowntree’s even traveled with Shackleton on his Antarctic voyage in 1908.

In addition to York’s history as a chocolate town, museum displays detail its origins in the far-flung jungles of Central America. Interactive exhibits illustrate the process of turning cacao beans into bars, candies, powders, and more. Sampling stations at the end of each section allow all visitors to taste freshly formed sweets, and onsite confectioners hold lessons in professional chocolate tasting, and even guide visitors in creating their own treat at the end of the tour. The museum also has a chocolate-themed café and gift shop.

York’s Chocolate Story is the culmination of York’s Chocolate Trail, a self-guided walking tour in York’s historic downtown that includes chocolate attractions — Terry’s Shop & Tea Room, Terry’s Mansion House, Rowntree Park, Goddards House and Gardens — and several chocolate-y dining locations.

Practical Info

York’s Chocolate Story is in King’s Square in the heart of York’s historic center. Car access is limited, but it’s a short walk from York Railway Station, and city buses stop outside the square. The museum is open daily from 9:15am ‘til 6pm. Tours run from 10am to 5pm, and advance online booking is recommended to ensure the tour departure time of your choosing. Most visitors spend at least an hour and a half exploring the museum. General admission is £11.50 ($14.35) adults and £9.50 ($11.85) for children aged 4-15. Discounts are available for senior citizens, students, and families visiting the museum together; children under age four are free.

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York's Chocolate Story Guided Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

At York’s Chocolate Story you can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, unwrap the secrets of chocolate making and even learn the art ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $14.92
The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, York, Attraction Tickets

The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 51 Reviews

Enjoy free entry to 30 top York attractions with the York Pass, a flexible sightseeing pass that allows you to visit the sites that interest you most. Entrance ...  Read more

Location: York, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $51.90

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