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Museum Gardens

Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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The Yorkshire Museum, home to some of the richest archaeological finds in Europe, is set amidst its own Gardens, which offer picnic areas and scenic walkways.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“tame squirrels” (21 reviews)
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Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Rather expensive for the Christmas light display. My granddaughter of 4 years old was delighted with the lights but we were underwhelmed. It cost nearly £40 for two adults and a 4 year old so we thought that it was overpriced.

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum Gardens is very pretty, a lot of squirrels were running around and their very cute. I saw an ancient abbey that had fallen but it showed history. It's free to go in but be aware that it's not always open at times.

Thank Annmarie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Place.. get alot of nuts for squirrels :) Lovely gardens in the very centre of York accessible and relaxing.. if the whether is goo expect to see a lot of squirrels you can feed them they love that.. next to the river so you...More

Thank Hasan_Iessa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought this was a lovely way to start Christmas. The first part was good with the decorated entrance leading to the 12 days of Christmas and the motion pictures but after that the walk around was rather mediocre especially for the price paid. Half...More

1  Thank bloomingflowers1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

- really nice and neat place with lots of greenery - right in the city centre, near York Minster - good for walks and picknicks - sometimes they host events or exhibitions

Thank LondonFanatic8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Christmas at York Museum Gardens for my Birthday on 22nd December. We booked well in advance because I had assumed it would be extra busy. On arrival I was shocked to find there wasn't many people around. We started the trail, and it...More

Thank Ria B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very lame display of festive lights. Over priced. The twelve days theme was a good idea but not well executed. It was poorly lit display boards. The best section was the projected story of the nutcracker. Other than that I couldn’t wait to get...More

Thank YorkshaLassOnTour
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Christmas lights were nice. But simple... not too much light engineering or creativity in there. More of a 7pounds like lights instead of 15... All in all we had a good time. First time I roasted some marshmallows.

Thank Mircea B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought 4 tickets, 2 as Xmas gifts for friends. Also, on my recommendation of previous events, 5 other friends joined us. I felt SO awful as the tickets weren't cheap and a total waste of money and our time. We attended a few nights...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

£15 for the Christmas lights was quite expensive bearing in mind it took just 45 minutes to see them all. The idea was clever - there just needed to be more of a wow factor.

Thank Canada044
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Alicia K
19 December 2016|
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Response from debsnbob | Reviewed this property |
In the museum there is a lift to all floors and disabled toilets in the basement. There is a ramp leading to the entrance and there are ramps all around the gardens plus lots of benches to sit on and watch the world go by... More
Nat S
21 June 2016|
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Response from RariiShy | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are free to enter however Im sure the museum has a small fee to enter it :)
Chloe T
29 April 2015|
Response from John H |
From Bootham turn into Marygate and turn right just before the Bay Horse into the car park. After leaving your car return to Marygate and the entrance to the gardens is adjacent to St Olave's Church. There are no toilets... More