York/shire

Yorkshire Museum


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The Yorkshire museum is dedicated not only to the city of York but the county of Yorkshire as a whole.  If you are at all into the War of the Roses and Starz new series the White Princess (like me) this place is great!

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I favoured the medieval section in the basement. It had the original curators notes next to watercolours he did of the collections. Old school amazing stuff.

 

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The roman bit was super fun and had loads of activities for the young ones or anyone who does not get embarrassed playing dress-up!

 

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They also had a nice quiet library area on the top floor along with a huge natural history galleries.  I always enjoy a giant skeleton on display.

 

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The museum is set in a park next to a ruined abbey – take a wander round the grounds if you have time. You will not regret it!


Rating: 5/5

 

Pros: Great for kids/ large families, good interpretation the enlivens to collections, diverse collection that all connect back to York (you can sense the Northern Pride), friendly staff, beautiful building and setting

 

Cons: The layout of the building is a little difficult – I almost missed the medieval section as it was down a flight of stairs. That said the staff their offered to help guide me multiple times! So really that was my bad.

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