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Yorkshire Museum

Museum Gardens
Museum Street
North Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Museum houses some of the finest collections of archaeological finds in Europe, spanning Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Medieval times. Experience the history of York and marvel at Roman sculpture, impressive mosaics, elegant jewellery and even household items exhibited in a recreated Roman kitchen.

The world Famous Middleham Jewel

This example of English Gothic jewellery is on display in the Medieval Gallery. The Middleham Jewel, a gold pendant adorned with a magnificent sapphire, was found in 1985, not far from Middleham Castle, once the home of King Richard III.

St. Mary's Abbey and Medieval Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Museum is set in the beautiful Museum Gardens in the heart of York, and part of York's Roman city wall runs through these stunning botanical gardens. At the heart of the Museum lies the majestic ruin of the Medieval St. Mary's Abbey, once one of the most wealthy and powerful abbeys in the north.
Contact the museum for details of our changing exhibitions programme.

International ExhibitionConstantine the Great - York's Roman Emperoruntil 29 October 2006

Celebrating the 1700th anniversary of the proclamation in York of Constantine the Great as Emperor, York Museums Trust is hosting a major loan exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum illustrating the story of Constantine and his legacy to Europe , the Mediterranean and ultimately to the rest of the world.For further information visit: www.constantinethegreat.org.uk

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By Road: A regular Park and Ride service operates from three sites near the A64, A19, A1079 and A166 roads into York. There are also three car parks within a short walk of the Yorkshire Museum.
By Rail: The Museum is just a short walk from York station. Follow the signs to City centre.
By Bus: Buses to York city centre run regularly from the surrounding areas. There are four Park and Ride sites located on main routes into the city centre.

Yorkshire Museum Postcode for SatNav: YO1 7FR


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