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Museum Gardens

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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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Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The green lawns of the Museum Gardens are lovely and it was so nice to relax there taking in the views of the atmospheric St. Mary’s Abbey ruins. The site of the Gardens dates back to the Norman days: the ruins of Benedictine Abbey of...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautifully kept, quiet, charming, well planted space right near the river (and Judy Dench Walk). Impressive, old specimen trees and well kept and well designed plantings. We were fortunate to see the changing autumn colors but imagine this garden is worth strolling through in any...More

Thank MeandHeTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A haven of peace and tranquillity in the town centre in view of the city walls and York minster.Plenty of places to sit and relax in the gardens.

Thank bigglesStrathaven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place to walk around featuring birds, squirrels and pretty flowers. Nice to see the different sights around the garden.

Thank Poppeh643
Reviewed 14 September 2018

After the hustle and bustle of the city here is a charming place to,relax and just enjoy the view of trees and plants well worth a visist

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We have visited the gardens quite a few times but had never taken a guided tour before. Glad we did as we discovered areas and corners that we never knew were there. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the area which was...More

1  Thank charlie c
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Beautiful gardens right by the river in the centre of York. They were one of the first things we came to when visiting the city- such a pleasant introduction and only minutes from York Minster.

2  Thank AlexSwallow
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Not as good as when I last visited as they have now built a small inn overlooking the river Ouse (near where the toilets usedto be).. The gardens didn't seem to be as well looked after as when I previouly visited and parts were fenced...More

Thank misty1943
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Lively open green space just 2-3 mins walk from the hustle and bustle of York city centre. Loads of wildlife, plenty of seats, well maintained gardens

Thank Motherland
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Lovely grounds next to excellent museum, nearby art gallery and minster. Good place for kids to run around, picnic and maybe see some wildlife

Thank hullsnotsobad
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Graham O
3 July 2018|
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Response from Sally W | Reviewed this property |
It is a museum garden so no, no showers
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Rebecca T
7 May 2018|
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Response from RichardSawardYMT | Property representative |
Hi Rebecca Unfortunately, barbecues aren't permitted in the Museum Gardens but you are more than welcome to bring along a picnic!
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Alicia K
19 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
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