Yorkshire Museum, York
Built on the remains of St Mary’s Abbey in the heart of York, the Yorkshire Museum is home to some of Britain’s greatest treasures.
In the Medieval York: Capital of the North exhibition, you can see some of the museum’s star objects – back on display for the first time in two years after a touring exhibition – including the York Helmet, Gilling Sword and Ormside Bowl, alongside new items never seen on public display!
The exhibition explores how York became England’s second city and how its fortunes rose and fell with its ties to the Crown and the Church. As the capital of religion, royal power, commerce, art, conflict and wealth across the Anglian, Viking, Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods, discover how the most powerful people in the world once ruled from within York’s City Walls.
Take an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited in the award-winning Yorkshire’s Jurassic World exhibition.
From the depths of the deepest seas to the ancient coasts and tropical shallows, meet the dinosaurs and sea monsters that once roamed our vast and ever-changing landscapes. Inspect the finest details of an ichthyosaur as its flesh and skin are superimposed over its preserved skeleton, tremble at a terrifying Megalosaur tooth as you stand amid its hunting habitat, and much more.
With longstanding exhibitions featuring everything from a genuine Roman mosaic floor, Viking and Medieval treasures and plenty stories of those who made York the city it is today, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy a fantastic couple of hours in Yorkshire’s traditional county town.
Address: Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, YO1 7FR
Opening times: Open daily 10am – 5pm
Admission: Adults £7.27; children 5-16 £3.50; under 5’s, YMT cardholders free. Telephone: 01904 687687
Find out more: Yorkshire.com