Museums in York

You’re never short of museums in York, we have loads, full of amazing exhibitions.

Order by:  Name  |  Distance from the Minster

York Minster

The York Minster is northern Europe’s greatest gothic cathedral. It’s current building is around 800 years old and is constantly been conserved and restored. The cathedral itself is open to the public and puts on a number of services every week as well as regular events.

0 metres from the Minster.
Deangate, Minster Yd, York, YO1 7HH

York Art Gallery

The York Art Gallery hosts a wide variety of exhibits showcasing works from paintings to ceramics. The gallery re-opened to the public in August 2015 after an £8 million redevelopment.

314 metres from the Minster.
Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW, United Kingdom

Yorkshire Museum

The Yorkshire Museum sits in the beautiful museum gardens and houses a range of exhibits about Yorkshire’s vast history.

434 metres from the Minster.
Museum Gardens, York, York YO1 7FR, United Kingdom

Treasurer’s House

Treasurer’s House is located a few metres from the York Minster and has a history spanning 2,000 years. The house features a collection of antiques including furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings.

445 metres from the Minster.
Minster Yard, York, York YO1 7JL, United Kingdom

York’s Chocolate Story

York’s history is famous for our chocolatey past, and the York’s Chocolate Story museum is the place to find out all about it. At the museum you can discover how chocolate is made as well as York’s place in the chocolate world, as the home of products such as the Chocolate Orange and KitKat.

475 metres from the Minster.
3-4 Kings Square, York YO1 7LD, 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

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

Jorvik Viking Centre

Originally an excavation site, the Jorvik Viking Centre was created to show the remains of the 1,000 year old houses that were revealed. The museum has re-enacted the history of York’s Jorvik past with a special ride which takes you on a tour with audio in a variety of languages. The museum also features various displays showcasing various finds […]

801 metres from the Minster.
Coppergate, York YO1 9WT, United Kingdom

The York Dungeon

Get ready to be horrified by 2,000 years of York’s dark history, with live actors and shows, the 75 minute tour will give you a truly unique look at our past with some laughs along the way.

853 metres from the Minster.
12 Clifford St, York YO1 9RD, 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