Yorkshire Museums


  • Bayle Gate & Bayle Museum

    Baylegate is a Grade I listed Building and scheduled Ancient Monument housing the Bayle Museum showcases Bridlington's history using interactive exhibits.

    Bayle Gate & Bayle Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Bronte Parsonage Museum

    Welcome to the Bronte Parsonage Museum and Bronte Society. The museum has information about the lives and novels of the Bronte family. The Bronte Society is a charity and depends on admissions and the generosity of its world wild members. Their Contemporary Arts programme includes literary events, exhibitions, artistic responses, competitions and festivals.

    Bronte Parsonage Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Captain Cook Memorial Museum

    Winner of the Gold Award 2013 for the best small visitor attraction in Visit England's Awards, this 17th Century house belonged to Cook's master, John Walker, and is where the young Cook and his fellow apprentices lodged. The house is now a museum celebrating Cook's years in Whitby and later career.

    Captain Cook Memorial Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Dales Countryside Museum

    Find exciting events, workshops and demonstrations at the Dales Museum in Hawes, with projects designed to explore aspects of the cultural heritage of the Yorkshire Dales.

    Dales Countryside Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

    We first opened to the public in 1987 and have since, with the help and support of our visitors, grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards

    Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Eureka Children's Museum

    Everything at Eureka! has been designed to inspire children to find out about themselves and the world around them through 100s of hands-on exhibits. You pay once and can visit anytime throughout the year for free ! Open 6 days a week through term time and everyday during school holidays. Visit the site for special events.

    Eureka Children's Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Filey Museum

    Filey Museum is voluntary run - full of historical displays, antiques and fossils.

    Filey Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Grassington Folk Museum

    Grassington Folk Museum has fascinating objects from Dales life of yesteryear. Find exhibits of lead mining, agricultural, domestic and craft tools, period costumes, world war memorabilia and the days of the Yorkshire Dales Railway recalled.

    Grassington Folk Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Henry Moore Institute

    Part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, the Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds. Find exhibitions, conferences and lectures, working to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture.

    Henry Moore Institute Website Map Where to Stay
  • Hepworth Art Gallery, Wakefield

    Part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, the Hepworth Wakefield is 'one of the finest contemporary art museums in Europe' The Independent. With over 1,600 square metres, The Hepworth brings together work from Wakefield's art collection, contemporary artists and Barbara Hepworth

    Hepworth Art Gallery, Wakefield Website Map Where to Stay
  • Jorvik Viking Centre

    Journey back to Viking-age York. Faithfully recreated following twenty years of archaeological research. Special exhibitions complete the experience.

    Jorvik Viking Centre Website Map Where to Stay
  • Keld Heritage Centre

    Keld Heritage Centre is bursting with the history of Keld, including hill farming, local people and wildlife conservation. Positioned in the village centre, close to the ‘coast to coast' trail it offers a programme of activities and events which include craft demonstrations.

    Keld Heritage Centre Website Map Where to Stay
  • Leeds Art Gallery

    Part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, Leeds Art Gallery was described by The Times as having, ‘probably the best collection of twentieth century British art outside London' and the fine art collection was designated by the Government as being of national importance in 1997.

    Leeds Art Gallery Website Map Where to Stay
  • Magna Science Adventure

    Magna Science Adventure Centre is an educational visitor attraction, providing a unique, interactive day with awe-inspiring indoor attractions, featuring Fire, Water, Earth and Air, and not forgetting the Big Melt. Magna also features one of Europe's largest outdoor high-tec playgrounds, SciTek and AquaTek.

    Magna Science Adventure Website Map Where to Stay
  • Malton Museum

    Malton Museum is a small volunteer run accredited museum in the town of Malton which is located near the city of York. The museum is open between March and October and has a number of themed exhibitions in addition to its regular display of Roman and other items. The museum runs an annual Roman Festival on the site of the Roman fort site of Delgovicia which takes place in the summer months.

    Malton Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • National Coal Mining Museum

    Pop on a hard hat and lamp then join us on an adventure 140 m underground into England's last deep coal mine, talking to charismatic former-miners as they tell the tales of their careers. Then explore the galleries, meet the ponies, walk through the woods and let off steam in the adventure playground.

    National Coal Mining Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • National Railway Museum

    The National Railway Museum in York and Shildon is home to the UK's national rail collection. Includes museum visitor info, events, exhibitions and collections

    National Railway Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • National Science and Media Museum

    The Museum exists to promote appreciation and understanding of the media. It does this by holding collections, making use of those collections in permanent galleries and in a public programme of exhibitions, events, festivals and learning and study activities.

    National Science and Media Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Nidderdale Museum

    Situated in the picturesque town of Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, this fascinating and friendly museum is housed in the former workhouse and is situated opposite St Cuthbert's Parish Church. Its 11 rooms illustrate the rural life of Nidderdale in the recent and more distant past..

    Nidderdale Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Richard III Museum

    Perhaps one of York's best kept secrets is this fascinating Museum situated in York's tallest and most impressive Medieval Gatehouse - Monk Bar.

    Richard III Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Ripon Cathedral

    Visit Ripon Cathedral with history reaching back to the 7th Century. It welcomes both pilgrims and tourists with a rich calendar of exciting cathedral event, including the Great North Art Show and Summer Organ Festival, Brass Band and Christmas Carol Concerts.

    Ripon Cathedral Website Map Where to Stay
  • Ripon Museums

    Ripon three museums are the Workhouse Museum and Gardens, the Prison and Police Museum and the Courthouse Museum. Together the three museums tell a story of Law and Order in times past. Check out our events and learning visits.

    Ripon Museums Website Map Where to Stay
  • RNLI Whitby Museum

    Lifeboat museum with models, relics and a gift shop. This Victorian double boathouse celebrates Whitby's lifeboat history. Admission is free to public or pre-book for groups. Check website for opening times.

    RNLI Whitby Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Robin Hood's Bay + Fylingdales Museum

    This museum, solely run by volunteers, houses fascinating collections and displays from the local area of Whitby. Admission is free (donations welcome) Open from February to September, check website for opening times.

    Robin Hood's Bay + Fylingdales Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Royal Armouries Museum

    The Royal Armouries is home to the United Kingdom's national collection of arms and armour, including artillery. As a museum we have a duty of care for these objects, to keep them, study them and increase our knowledge of them, so that this can be passed to future generations along with the objects themselves.

    Royal Armouries Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Sheffield Industrial Museums

    Sheffield Industrial Museums tell the story of Sheffield and steelmaking. It is spread over 3 unique heritage sites, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, the Shepherd Wheel Workshop and the Kelham Island Museum.

    Sheffield Industrial Museums Website Map Where to Stay
  • Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre

    Standedge Tunnel is the longest canal tunnel in Britain and makes a perfect Yorkshire family day. Visitors can explore deep into this marvellous Yorkshire attraction on one of the family friendly guided boat trips, enjoy the cafe, kids playground and wildlife garden or visit the free exhibition centre.

    Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre Website Map Where to Stay
  • Thackray Medical Museum

    The Thackray Medical Museum is a fascinating museum of the history of medicine, next to St James's Hospital. Discover Life in Victorian Leeds by walking through a reproduction of slum streets. Visit an interactive room on how the body works with your under-fives and discover much more with exhibits and videos.

    Thackray Medical Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • The Station Richmond

    Visit The Station in beautiful Richmond North Yorkshire. Find food, art, film seven days a week all under one roof in this historic Victorian railway station. There is a modern, 2-screen cinema, an art gallery over 2 floors, and a number of food artisans making and selling produce on site.

    The Station Richmond Website Map Where to Stay
  • Vintage Carriages Trust

    The Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT) is a volunteer body, based on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. It was formed in 1965 by a group of volunteers whose interest was in wooden bodied carriages.

    Vintage Carriages Trust Website Map Where to Stay
  • Whitby Museum

    Their independent Victorian museum has local fossils, natural history, model ships, carved jet, toys, costumes and social history. Situated in the beautiful gardens of Pannett Park. Open 9.30am – 4.30pm except Mondays.

    Whitby Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • York Castle Museum

    Experience life as a Victorian. Walk down cobbled streets and peer through the windows of shops long gone. Take a journey through six hundred years of everyday life. Welcome to the award winning York Castle Museum.

    York Castle Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Yorkshire Air Museum

    The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. It sits on the site of former RAF Elvington, North Yorkshire, a WW2 airfield. Open every day of the year apart from 25th/26th December + 1st January.

    Yorkshire Air Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Yorkshire Museum

    Walk in the footsteps of Romans. See beasts turned to stone and discover a land pillaged by Vikings. Journey back over 1,000 years. Welcome to the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, one of England's first and finest.

    Yorkshire Museum Website Map Where to Stay
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has been described as "Probably the finest exhibition site for sculpture in the world." It is a pioneering place that aims to challenge, inspire, inform and delight, welcoming thousands of visitors and learning visits each year.

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park Website Map Where to Stay