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“Great park space ”
Review of Museum Gardens

Museum Gardens
Ranked #29 of 166 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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.
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
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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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Reviewed 25 August 2018

We always visit this area more than once during a visit to York and if you are prepared to really look around there is so much on offer.

The ruins of St. Mary's Abbey are stunning. Explore a little further and you find everything from Roman Sarcophagi to a prairie garden containing many plants that were virtually eliminated from their natural habitat due heavy agriculture being introduced. The story- telling area is wonderful and the squirrel trail engages imagination as well as observation! It is one of the best constructed "trails" we have come across.

The butterfly border is lovely and the new sensory area is outstanding and so relaxing in the early morning. If you are interested in nature conservation, keep an eye out for the endangered tansy beetles.

During our visit, the gardens were open from about 7.30 a.m. until 8.00 p.m..

Thank honeysrascal
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Large gardens with several seperate, interesting ares. If you just want to sit on the grass and enjoy the sun, or an ice cream, visit the old abbey, or Roman walls, or the Observatory, or the ancient hospital, then this is a wonderful spot for you. Set back from the river, a short walk from the Minster, the Railway station or the bustling shopping streets of York, this is a calm oasis that is well worth a visit. Oh, and thecYorkshire Museum is in the grounds as well.

Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

This was probably the highlight of our trip, the gardens are lovely in summer and big enough to not feel overcrowded, even when it's busy. With lovely old buildings and the observatory within the grounds, it's a really great place.

Thank BarringtonSteele
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