Yorkshire Museums

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

This military museum in Doncaster tells the story of the men awarded the Victoria Cross.

Ashworth Barracks Museum
Bridlington, East Yorkshire

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
Haworth, West Yorkshire

Welcome to the Bronte Parsonage Museum and Bronte Society. The museum has information about the lives and novels of the Bronte family.

Bronte Parsonage Museum
Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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
Hawes, North Yorkshire

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
Malton, North Yorkshire

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
Halifax, West Yorkshire

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.

Eureka Children's Museum
Hawes, North Yorkshire

Gayle Mill tells a unique story of survival against all the odds, as it reinvented itself time and time again and was rescued from total dereliction.

Gayle Mill
Grassington, North Yorkshire

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
Leeds, West Yorkshire

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
Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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
York, North Yorkshire

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

Jorvik Viking Centre
Keld, North Yorkshire

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
Leeds, West Yorkshire

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
Rotherham, West Yorkshire

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
Wakefield, West Yorkshire

The National Coal Mining Museum for England is located at Caphouse Colliery, on the western edge of the Yorkshire coalfield, where mining has been carried out for centuries.

National Coal Mining Museum
York, North Yorkshire

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
Bradford, West Yorkshire

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
Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

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
Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

Voluntarily run, Nidderdale's local history museum in Pateley Bridge is located on the first floor of a historic Old Workhouse building.

Nidderdale Museum
York, North Yorkshire

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
Ripon, North Yorkshire

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
Ripon, West Yorkshire

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
Whitby, North Yorkshire

Lifeboat museum with models, relics and a gift shop.

RNLI Whitby Museum
Whitby, North Yorkshire

This free museum houses fascinating collections and displays from the local area of Whitby.

Robin Hood's Bay + Fylingdales Museum
Leeds, West Yorkshire

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
Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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
Marsden, West Yorkshire

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
Leeds, West Yorkshire

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
Richmond, West Yorkshire

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
Keighley, West Yorkshire

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
Whitby, North Yorkshire

This museum can be found in beautiful gardens, with lots of local artefacts.

Whitby Museum
York, North Yorkshire

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
York, North Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial.

Yorkshire Air Museum
York, North Yorkshire

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
Wakefield, South Yorkshire

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
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