Historical buildings and museums in York

York screams history, and we like to show it off, whether it’s a walk around the wall, or a visit to our many museums, York is the place to be amazed by our country’s past.

Order by:  Name  |  Distance from the Minster

Bar Convent Museum

The Bar Convent was founded in 1686 and is still been used today as a residence for the religious community. The 18th century building’s house a museum, library, gift shop, meeting rooms, guest accommodation and a café.

1 mile(s) from the Minster.
17 Blossom St, York YO24 1AQ, United Kingdom

Castle Howard

Castle Howard is an 18th century stately home based in the countryside outside York. It’s known for it’s amazing gardens which are perfect for a picnic. The estate also has a farm shop, gift shop, cafes and garden centre, all of which is open to the public.

15 mile(s) from the Minster.
York YO60 7DA, United Kingdom

City Walls

The City Walls is the wall that surrounds the city of York, it’s normally open to the public everyday from 8am to dusk except on Christmas day and when there is a risk of ice.

498 metres from the Minster.
City Walls, York, York, York YO1, UK

Clifford’s Tower

Clifford’s Tower offers stunning views of the city from it’s vantage point on top of a mound. The tower is what’s left of the York Castle which was built by William the Conqueror.

1 mile(s) from the Minster.
Tower St, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9SA, United Kingdom

Fairfax House

Fairfax House is a Georgian town house open to the public between February and December. The house displays a collection of eighteenth-century furniture and shows how Georgians lived in their day.

901 metres from the Minster.
Castlegate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9RN, United Kingdom

Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar

Find out about his early life as an exile Lancastrian heir to the throne, see the impact on the city of York as it continued to prosper throughout his reign and enjoy interactive experiences exploring life and death in Tudor times.

1 mile(s) from the Minster.
Micklegate, York YO1 6JX, United Kingdom

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is a museum, wedding and hospitality venue, regularly hosting vintage and wedding fairs. The museum hosts collections including silver, furniture and paintings and is open during the summer months.

721 metres from the Minster.
Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9XD, United Kingdom

Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

Monk Bar is one of four major fortified gateways on York’s city walls. It was built in several stages, beginning in the early 14th century, when the threat from a hostile Scotland was particularly great. Its top storey was added in 1484 during the reign of Richard III.

532 metres from the Minster.
6 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LQ, United Kingdom

St Mary’s Abbey

St Mary’s Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey in York, surrounded by the Museum Gardens and next to the Yorkshire Museum. It was once the richest abbey in the north of England.

575 metres from the Minster.
Yorkshire Museum, Museum St, York YO1 7FR, United Kingdom

The Shambles

The Shambles is a world famous street in York, famous for it’s overhanging timber-framed buildings. It now hosts a variety of unique shops and cafe’s.

539 metres from the Minster.
York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LZ, United Kingdom