Yorkshire Museum - York
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The Yorkshire museum is located in the Museum Gardens. You will be surprised to find such a tranquil open space right in the heart of York between the Railway station and the Minster.
The might of the Romans, the power of the Vikings and the wealth and romance of the medieval period are brought to life following an investment which has totally transformed the interior of this remarkable building.
Immerse yourself amongst stunning jewels, exquisite statues and deadly weapons as you learn in different ways about York’s incredible past, and then take an adventure through hundreds of millions of years of life and death on earth in the Extinct gallery.
The Museum itself is home to the regions most important archaeological, Geological and natural history artefacts. One of the Museums prized possessions is the York Helmet which was found during an excavation in Coppergate York in 1982. It is the best example of Anglo Saxon craftsmanship ever found.
The Museums 300 seat auditorium presents a fascinating audio visual presentation of the history of York from the very beginning to the present day. It is a great way to get a historical overview of York and is so well done that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Adult - £7.50
Child (under 16) - FREE (this does not apply to organised groups)
Concessions - £6.50
Residents with a York Card - Free