Yorkshire Museum, York England

About Yorkshire Museum

The Yorkshire Museum is under the care of York Museum’s Trust along with York Art Gallery, Castle Museum and York St Mary’s.  The Yorkshire Museum however contains artefacts pertaining to the area in various exhibitions.  The museum was opened in 1830 by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and interestingly was the first purpose built museums in the country. 

After a refurbishment it reopened in 2010 and consists of five galleries including some of Britain’s finest archaeological treasures of many rare animals, birds and fossils. It is also home to the Cawood Sword. 

The Yorkshire Museum is situated in the Museum Gardens close to the city library. 

Where to Find Yorkshire Museum York England

Useful Information and Links

Yorkshire Museum Opening Times click here

Yorkshire Museum Entry Fees/Book click here

Yorkshire Museum Website