'Letting in the Light'
The Yorkshire Museum has recently completed a £2 million refurbishment, the biggest since it opened in 1830. Through opening up windows which have been covered for years and pulling down partitions and walls, the works have enabled light to flood into the Georgian building. In addition, the museum has a fascinating audio visual guide to the History of York in their auditorium (Tempest Anderson Hall).
The museum's collection includes some star objects; the Vale of York Viking Hoard, Middleham Jewel, Cawood Sword, York Helmet, Head of Constantine.
This 360 degree view was taken in the main entrance hall which shows the new lighter interior. You are welcomed by a statue of Mars as you enter this room. Pan down and you can view a map of the Roman Empire including Eboracum. Looking forward there is a tall LCD screen as if looking into a busy Roman courtyard. Different exhibition rooms lead off this entrance hall. Pan up and you can see the magnificent painted columns.
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