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Affectionately known as 'the dinosaur museum' by local pre-schoolers, the Yorkshire Museum is a very popular destination for families.

In the heart of the city is the Yorkshire Museum, a museum that houses a variety of important archaeological, biological and geological collections among other exhibits. The current Jurassic Yorkshire exhibition, opened by Sir David Attenborough no less, is always a hit, with interactive activities and even the chance to feed a dinosaur thanks to the magic of virtual reality. It’s not the biggest museum but it’s a very good size for younger children. Older children with a fascination for all things prehistoric will learn loads through the interactive and hands-on displays.

Good to know – You can download trails for children to follow around the museum and gardens from the Museum’s website. It's in the Museum Gardens, so why not combine with a picnic, a stroll by the river or a trip to Explore York library or York Art Gallery?

Opening hours - Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm; open Mondays during school holidays and bank holidays

The Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, YO1 7FR

Open hours today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Toggle weekly schedule
  • Monday


  • Tuesday

    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • 19 May, 2024 9:20 am local time


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