Yorkshire Sights

Yorkshire Museum

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  • York

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The ecological and archaeological history of the county is the focus of this museum in an early 19th-century Greek Revival–style building with massive Doric columns. Themed galleries focus mostly on Roman, Anglian, Viking, and medieval periods, with nearly 1 million objects, including the 15th-century Middleham Jewel, a pendant gleaming with a large sapphire; a Paleolithic hand axe; and an extremely rare Copperplate Helmet, a 1,200-year-old Viking artifact.

Sight Information

Address:

St. Mary's Lodge, Museum Gardens, York, YO30 7DR, England

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Phone:

01904-687687

Sight Details:

  • Museum £7.50; gardens and observatory free
  • Museum daily 10–5. Gardens late Oct.–late Mar., 7:30–6; April–mid-Oct., 7:30–dusk. Observatory Thurs. and Sat., 11:30–2:30

Published 08/18/2015

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