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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
+44 1904 687687
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All reviews ruined abbey tame squirrels green space well maintained gardens flower beds sunny day beautiful park city centre birds of prey lovely walk walk around well worth a visit ruins picnic observatory marys stroll
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took my 4yr old Grandson for a walk around the gardens,He loved running about and rolling down the hill on the grass,We saw lots of squirrels and they were running up the trees,There's a nice rock garden and a little footpath,which leads to a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CarolMary
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited in November so it got dark quite early and we were there towards the end of the day. Although there wasn't much natural light, the gardens were lit up beautifully and the ruins were highlighted dramatically. It was a really peaceful and pleasant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chichigana
Reviewed 6 days ago

lovely gardens with lots to do and walk around. near to all tourist attractions. well worth a visit when in york.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheHonestExplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle has a large amount of gardens . Lots of room for playing and battle reinactments . It was November so not much was growing. After a dry summer the grass was dry and yellow rather than green. I collected a book at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

York is swarming with tourists so it was nice to find a spot which was not crowded. The gardens have a well-laid out path which offers great accessibility to wheelchair users. A calm oasis for a weary traveler.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bronwen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely park area with wooded sections, shrubs and flowers a plenty. we saw a old building which was being used for a wedding reception. couldnt think of a nicer place for creating memories

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PIH1958
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful historical and flowered gardens by the river ouse and the stunning Lendal Bridge. Laze around on a summers day. Gorgeous place

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lobsiger
Reviewed 28 October 2018

During our 3 days in York, we walked thru these gardens as many times. Even if you don't go into the Yorkshire Museum located here, on a walk you will see Roman ruins and a beautiful landscape.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aflynn33
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We went to see the Christmas lights it was approximately £50 for the family and they weren't even worth half that. Don't get me wrong the location is lovely and other than seeing Santa the rest was not worth the money that you were charged...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank tracyr818
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Lovely gardens. Small but compact and free. Good place to take children to get rid of some of their energy.

Date of experience: October 2018
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26 October 2018|
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Response from JeffOP | Reviewed this property |
yes, dogs are allowed in tge park
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
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!