Good news! After a winter break, The Yorkshire Museum is reopening in time for Easter with an exciting new exhibition: The Ryedale Hoard: A Roman Mystery. Opening on 8th April 2022, The Ryedale Hoard contains some of Yorkshire’s most significant Roman objects including an 1,800-year-old bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Visitors will be able to see this exciting new discovery and explore the mystery of who buried the Hoard and why for the very first time. The 13cm bust is part of a collection of bronze objects found by metal detectorists in a field near Ampleforth in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, in May 2020.
To celebrate this exceptional new exhibition and the much-anticipated re-opening, the Yorkshire Museum will be opening every day for visitors during the Easter Holidays from 11 am to 5 pm. From 25th April, during term time, the museum will open Tuesday to Saturday and 7 days a week during school holidays.
The Yorkshire Museum has long been one of our favourite family-friendly museums in York. Ideally located in the Museum Gardens – a stunning expanse of green space in the heart of the city, home to the ruins of the Abbey – the museum is the ideal size for little legs and has plenty of hands-on exhibits for children to enjoy. Alongside The Ryedale Hoard: A Roman Mystery exhibition, visitors can also enjoy Yorkshire’s Jurassic World, Medieval York: Capital of the North and After the Ice: Yorkshire’s Prehistoric People and the permanent collections. All displays are included in entry to the Yorkshire Museum.