The Castle Museum.
Distance from us: 18 mins by foot
The Castle Museum was the first of a new kind of museum in Britain. While traditional museums displayed objects chronologically, the museum's founder, Dr. Kirk, wanted to show objects in their original context. The result is a recreation of cobbled streets, workshops and homes which immerse visitors in over 400 years of York's past – from recreated Jacobean dining rooms to the cells of York's Victorian prison, and all the way to the mod cons of the swinging Sixties.
The National Railway Museum.
Distance from us: 13 mins by foot
York is home to the UK's largest railway museum, containing over 1 million artefacts spanning 300 years of history. A series of iconic locomotives are displayed as a celebration of the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.
Yorkshire Museum and Gardens.
Distance from us: 6 mins by foot
The Museum Gardens are a perfect place to relax, set against the stunning backdrop of the medieval ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey. In the centre of the Gardens stands the Yorkshire Museum, housing some of the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds in Europe, such as the World Newton Hoard, the largest Roman hoard of its kind found in England. Also found in the Gardens is the York Observatory, open to visitors daily and for special events.
Jorvik Viking Centre.
Distance from us: 15 mins by foot
Explore Viking history on the very site where archaeologists discovered the remains of the Viking city of Jorvik. Journey back to a reconstruction of York in the year AD 975, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking-Age.