Yorkshire Museum

This museum dedicated to biology, geology, archaeology and astronomy also charts the history of York, from the Roman then Viking occupations up to the Middle Ages. The Middleham Jewel and Ring are its star exhibits. One section is devoted to St Mary's Abbey (1088). Also worth seeing, in the garden, is the observatory, which houses a telescope from 1850 and a clock that set the city's official time... 4min 20min behind Greenwich.

Useful information

Address:

Museum Gardens, Museum Street, YO1 7FR York

Phone:

+44 1904 687687

Price:

7.50 £

Opening hours

museum: 10am-5pm - garden: 7.30am-8pm (Oct-Mar 6pm) - observatory: 11.30am-2.30pm - closed 1 Jan and 25-26 Dec

Nearby tourist attractions

York City Art Gallery York City Art Gallery
York City Art Gallery
York
1:00
Assembly Rooms
Assembly Rooms
York
0:15
York Minster York Minster
York Minster
York
1:00
Treasurer's House Treasurer's House
Treasurer's House
York
0:15
Shambles Shambles
Shambles
York
0:15
National Railway Museum National Railway Museum
National Railway Museum
York
3:00
See all tourist sites