Museums In York
JORVIK Viking Centre
Explore Viking history on the very site where archaeologists discovered the remains of the Viking City of Jorvik. Meet Vikings and see artifacts found during the dig. You can journey back to a reconstruction of York in the year AD 975, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking-Age. The museum has special cars which drive you around Viking Jorvik (York). The museum is located in Coppergate, York City Centre.
The National Railway Museum
The world’s largest railway museum, from the Japanese Bullet Train to Queen Victoria’s favourite carriage, The Rocket and The Mallard. This is one giant museum with free entry! Well worth a visit! Please visit the links below to see what's on at NRM. The Museum is located in Leeman Road. There is a mini train that shuttles from in front of York Minster to take you to the Museum. You can also walk through the back of York Train Station to get to NRM. There is a model railway exhibition located right next to the entrance to York Rail Station.
York Castle Museum
Kirkgate, at York Castle Museum, is the oldest, most famous Victorian Street experience in Britain. Since 1938 it has been visited by more than 30 million people. Now a massive makeover means that you can discover even more about Victorian Life. Experience true-to-life sounds and atmospheric lighting, meet a variety of Victorian characters and enjoy the big show every 20 minutes. Walking down the cobbled streets you bump into some fascinating characters. Catch the policeman, toymaker, sweetmaker or grocer and they will give you a close up, first hand view of Victorian life. Well worth a visit as there is so much too see! The museum is located next to Clifford's Tower. Follow signs for Castle Area.
York Castle Prison
The Yorkshire Air Museum
This museum is a living memorial to all the Allied Air Forces personnel who operated from Yorkshire during the Second World War, and particularly the thousands of young people who gave their lives in that conflict. This museum is relevant to present day generations by explaining in a realistic way what life was like on a typical wartime bomber station, as well as displaying the history of aviation. A great plane collection! Located 7 miles from York at Elvington.
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, York YO41 4AU
Fairfax House is one of the finest 18th century houses in the North of England. It was designed by John Carr of York, and has the best 18th century rococo decoration. Fairfax House is owned by York Civic Trust who have restored the house to its former glory. You can tour the house fully furnished with the late Noel Terry’s superb collection of Georgian furniture. This museum is a great place to see how the wealthy Georgians lived in York. There are guides in the different rooms who can tell you more about Georgian life and the houses collection of furniture. Located in Castlegate, York City Centre.
The Yorkshire Museum
The Yorkshire Museum is located in the Museum Gardens and next door to the ruins of St. Mary's Abbey. The museum has a large permanent exhibition and also changing temporary exhibitions. Please visit the museum website below to see what's on and get more information.
Exciting, scary and fun – delve into York’s bloody history at the York Dungeon. We know that when it comes to history – the horrible bits are the best. Experience live actors, dramatic history and special effects… are you brave enough to face 70 minutes of York’s dark past?
Prepare to face the most notorious characters from York’s gruesome past, including highwayman Dick Turpin, the infamous Guy Fawkes and Viking King Eric Bloodaxe. Discover the Labyrinth of the Lost Roman Legion, the deadly plague, the fearsome torture chamber and the fate of the Yorkshire Witches.
Enter the world of The Dungeons and take a journey with twists, turns, screams and laughter – a fun day out, unlike any other.
New for 2012 – Execution: Traitors of York
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