Museums & Art Galleries York

Barley Hall
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Barley Hall
Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Until the 1980s the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block. Only when the building was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval building discovered and its history uncovered.
DIG
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DIG
DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history! With four special in-door excavation pits, all based on real-life digs in the city and filled with replica Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, children...
Jorvik Viking Centre
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Jorvik Viking Centre
Explore Viking history on the very site where archaeologists discovered the remains of the Viking city of Jorvik. Meet resident Vikings (staff), and see 800 of the items found during the dig. You can even journey back to a reconstruction of York in the year AD 975, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking-Age.
National Railway Museum
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National Railway Museum
Welcome! The National Railway Museum in York, England, is the largest railway museum in the world, responsible for the conservation and interpretation of the British national collection of historically significant railway vehicles and other artefacts. The Museum contains an unrivalled collection of locomotives, rolling stock, railway equipment,...
York Castle Museum
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York Castle Museum
York Castle Museum is one of Britain's leading museums of everyday life. It shows how people used to live by displaying thousands of household objects and by recreating rooms, shops, streets - and even prison cells.   Kirkgate It is best known for its recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, which combines real shop fittings and stock...
York Dungeon
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York Dungeon
Take a trip into the past and discover Europe's darkest moments. Blood-curdling screams, groans and clashes of steel ring through the York Dungeon. Investigate if you dare! Dick Turpin Discover the true story behind the world's most famous highwayman, Dick Turpin, at The York Dungeon. Find out why the infamy of this daring criminal has lasted...
Yorkshire Air Museum
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Yorkshire Air Museum
T he Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of  The Allied Air Forces Memorial.  Situated in a 20 acre parkland on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington near the City of York, it is the largest and most original WWII station open to...
Yorkshire Museum
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Yorkshire Museum
The Yorkshire Museum is home to some of Britain's finest archaeological treasures and the history of England until 1550 can be traced through its galleries. It also specialises in geology and biology and its rocks, fossils, animal and plant materials are often used in our special exhibitions.   The Roman Gallery Many of the...
Yorkshire Museum of Farming
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Yorkshire Museum of Farming
Welcome to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, a thriving 16 acre site with events and activities throughout the year. Based at Murton Park just outside York this is also your gateway to the Danelaw Centre for Living History.
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