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Museum Gardens

Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 629745
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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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  • Average3%
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“ruined abbey” (23 reviews)
“tame squirrels” (19 reviews)
“green space” (18 reviews)
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Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 629745
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Reviewed yesterday

The Museum gardens, located near the river in York, are very nice and good place to take a picnic break

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful any time of the year. Well tended, changing with the seasons. A lovely place to stroll around and escape the hustle and bustle of the shopping areas. Take a coffee in with you and enjoy! No toilets these days, though and...More

Thank davidandjanet65
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely place to enjoy some green open space and watch the very tame squirrels at play. Very pretty and peaceful.

Thank SBG356
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum Gardens is lovely at any time of year, well worth a walk round just by the river too. Yorkshire Museum is set in the grounds well worth a visit.

Thank interieurs2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a short cut from our hotel to town and was well worth doing lots to see and do in a short walk. Even the squirrels were friendly and would take nuts from your hand

Thank skicrazydog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum gardens is great for a stroll, for a picnic or just people watching. The gardens are always clean and the ruins of St Mary's are beautiful.

Thank Flannabells
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a few times now and there always seems to be something new to see. In the summer the gardens are a really vibrant place to be and it's lovely to walk down to the river and along past the boats

Thank georgiesmum2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to walk through these gardens from our hotel to the centre of York and we were pleasantly surprised. We were expecting some grassy areas and maybe a couple of trees. Instead we were wowed with meandering paths, historic buildings and ruins, plants and...More

Thank Libbi C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a lovely place for a pic nic in a sunny day! Alcohol is not allowed in the park which makes people to respect the place and keep it very clean and well preserved!

Thank João B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large gardens with occasional benches. Busy with what looks like locals walking their dogs. We went for the wildlife and could find only one squirrel who took one! nut from our hand and went somewhere to eat it never to return. Quiet, relaxing, very green....More

Thank ofra01
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Alicia K
20 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