York Minster

York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe and renowned worldwide as an artistic and architectural masterpiece. Climb the 275 steps for fantastic views across York and the surrounding countryside.

York Dungeon

The York Dungeon brings York’s horrible history to life with 11 live shows, actors and special effects.

Jorvik Viking Centre

At JORVIK Viking Centre, York, you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. Thirty years ago archaeologists revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik, as it stood 1,000 years ago along with over 40,000 artefacts!

The Shambles

Winner of the most picturesque street in Britain, the cobbled Shambles was originally a street of butchers shops and houses, but now York's bustling centrepiece is thriving with art, books, knitwear and pastries.

Merchant Adventurer's Hall

Set in beautiful gardens in the centre of historic York, the Merchant Adventurers' Hall is open for public use as a fully functioning museum and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357. Grade I listed.

National Railway Museum

One of 5 national attractions in Yorkshire. For a fantastic free day out in York visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Explore three giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, the iconic Japanese Bullet Train a stunning collection of Royal Trains and the towering Chinese locomotive.

Yorkshire Air Museum

The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of  The Allied Air Forces Memorial.  Situated in a 20 acre parkland on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington near the City of York, it is the largest and most original WWII station open to the public.

Here's a list of other fabulous museums and places of interest:

Yorkshire Museum | Yorkshire Museum Gardens | Treasurer's House | York St Mary's | York Art Gallery | Cliffords Tower | York Castle Museum | Fairfax House | Quilt Museum and Gallery | Mansion House | Castle Howard | Barley Hall | York Boat | York Maze | York City Sightseeing Bus | York Bar Walls | Beningbrough Hall and Gardens | Nunnington Hall | The Richard III Experience | Ghost Trail of York | York Racecourse | York Theatre Royal | Grand Opera House | York Festival of Angels | York Food and Drink Festival | Betty's Tea-Room | York Designer Outlet

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