5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Add your review

  • Address: Museum St, York, Northern Yorkshire YO1 7FR, England
  • Hours: Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Admission: Adult: £7.50; Concession: £6.50


Yorkshire Museum Tours

Chronicling the history of Yorkshire from its founding, through the Roman and Viking invasions to the Middle Ages, the Yorkshire Museum is one of York’s top museums, renowned for housing some of Britain’s finest archeological finds. Since opening its doors in 1830, the museum has amassed an impressive permanent collection of almost 1 million objects, with everything from prehistoric artifacts to fine medieval sculptures.

Highlights include the exquisite Middleham Jewel, a gold and sapphire pendant dating back to the mid 15th century; a reconstructed Roman mosaic floor and a statue of the Roman god Mars; a fascinating collection of Viking clothing and weaponry; and over 200,000 biological specimens, including extinct species like the Great Auk and the Moa.

Built around the ruins of St Mary's Abbey on the banks of the River Ouse, the museum is also set in 10 acres of botanical gardens, laid out by Sir John Murray Naysmith in 1830 and including exotic specimens like an Indian chestnut and a Monkey Puzzle tree.

Tours & Tickets

See all

The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, York, null

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 $53.37

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message