Best York Museums

As you head on out and explore the city, one of the things you should definitely consider is to include a number of York museums on your list of places to visit. There are a number of museums you can walk into to soak up on history and get to know York and England even more. Here are some of the places worth visiting.

The York Dungeon

This is one of the places that are not your typical walk-through York museums that some people might find a little boring. The Dungeon takes you into a wild and excitingly scary 75-minute journey into the York’s horrible story dating back 2000 years in the past. With the help of professionally screened actors coupled with amazing special effects and staging, the immersive experience is one you will remember.

The unique journey takes on live shows with live actors as participants get to know the horrible characters in the city’s gruesome history. The incredible storytelling is complemented with authentic sets and great actors. On top of all of these, you will also be assisted by efficient and friendly staff which makes the experience all the more enjoyable.

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming

One interesting museum in York is the Museum of Farming located in Murton Park. As the name suggests, it caters to a specific interest and draws in a pretty specific group of people. The museum is all about farming and was established Yorkshire Farm Machinery Preservation Society.

Sitting on about 14 acres of land, construction began in 1970 and was opened 12 years later in 1982. It aims not only to display and educate people about farming but to collect as well as document materials that relate to farming in around Yorkshire.

JORVIK Viking Centre

This is one of the unique York museums you can ever visit. This is because the establishment sits right where the excavation site for Viking history took place. It gives you a real-world feel not only with being a historian and archaeologist but having the rare chance of experiencing life in 10th century York.

York Art Gallery

This is one of the York museums that hold artworks spanning over 600 years of history. It exhibits human creativity from the 14th-century Italian pieces to Victorian paintings of the 17th century all the way to famous works of 20th-century artists. One unique collection is having an extensive British Studio Ceramics from a recent Dean Milner-WHite acquisition. From the time it opened its doors in 1879, the gallery has been home to some of the best artwork in history.

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum is one of the best York museums in town and has a foot traffic of over 1 million visitors every year. Having a fine collection of iconic locomotives that have shaped the locomotive industry in the area. Visitors can also marvel at some of the engineering works in progress. The museum even showcases the Chinese locomotive which is so large that it is unable to fit in the British mainline.