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Museums In Yorkshire

Yorkshire is home to six National Museums and a host of smaller regional museums. The museums cover topics from local history to vikings to the World Wars. Some are living history museums, providing a fun and interesting way to experience life in previous times, most offer hands on experiences and child friendly activities.

East Yorkshire

Hull Maritime Museum

The sea has played a large role in Hull's history, discover all about it at the free Hull Maritime Museum. Exploring from the 18th Century to the present day the museum examines the whaling industry, fishng industry and merchant trade.

Bayle Museum

The Bayle Museum in Brindlington is housed in the old gatehouse to the city, a grade one listed building. While it looks relatively small on the outside the Bayle Museum houses a wide variety of collections and interactive exhibits.

North Yorkshire

National Railway Museum

One of six National Museums in Yorkshire, the Railway Museum offers an excellent day out for all ages, with over 300 years of history marked through trains, artefacts, interactive displays and an active events program.

Eden Camp

Situated on the site of a former prisoner of war camp, Camp Eden is a modern history Theme Museum with a difference. The unique historic setting helps provide a fascinating insight into life in World War II.

Yorkshire Farming Museum

The Yorkshire Museum of Farmng offers a great family day out. The main exhibit; The Four Seasons depicts the changing seasons of farming and the role the seasons play. There are a host of animals to meet, usually includes goats, pigs, sheep, ponies, poultry and sheep.

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum reflects on everday life of the residents or York and the surrounding area. From the prison which held to Dick Turpin to a replica Victorian Street to the swinging sixties.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre allows visitors to journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets as they would have looked 1000 years ago. Travel on board the time machine to a viking settlement. See a Viking blacksmith furnace, the lives of the fishers, farmers and families of the era.

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.

Beck Isle Museum - Pickering

The Beck Isle Museum in Pickering captures a glimpse of life in the past. With 27 themed rooms dipicting life in the past. The period displays include a barbers shop, blacksmith often manned by a skilled volunteer smithy, chemist, cobbler, printer dairy and hardware store.

World Of James Herriot

A fascinating glimpse into the daily and work life of James Albert Wright, aka James Herriot. Experience the home oand work life of a 1940's vet including a fascinating collection of period veterinary instruments and the largest collection of "All Creatures Great & Small" memorabilia.

South Yorkshire

Magna Science Adventure Centre

Magna offers people of all ages a fun and informative day out. Set inside one of Rotherham's former steelworks the unique environamnt adds to your experience. The "Big Melt" display pays homage to the buildings former use, using pyrotechnics, lights and smoke to bring one of the steelworks electric arc furnace to life.

Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story. The interactive galleries tell the story from light trades and skilled workmanship to mass production and what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution.

Experience Barnsley Museum

The new Experience Barnsley Museum provides a unique insight into life in Barnsley from Roman occupation to the present day. The majority of the artefacts and exhibits in the musuem were donated by local people, lending a personal touch to the displays.

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is home to many of the exhibits from the airst ever airshow held in Britain at the Doncaster Racecourse in 1909. This display is complemented by a range of modern fast jets, light aircraft, rockets and helicopters.

Cannon Hall Museum & Park

Cannon Hall Museum is housed in the Canon Hall Stately home, it houses the Regimental Museum of the¬†13th/18th Royal Hussars¬†(Queen Mary’s Own) and the Light Dragoons, as well as art, and furniture collections. The Cannon Hall country Park features the fairyland and cottage gardens as well as sweeping grasslands.

Sheffield Manor Lodge

Sheffield Manor Lodge discovers the history of Sheffield over the last 600 years. Through a series of exhibitions and trails visitors are invited to explore seven stories of Sheffield.

West Yorkshire

Royal Armouries

A free National Museum in Leeds, the Royal Armouries houses the National collection of arms and arnouries. Hands-on and interactve displays and regular demonstrations add to your visit.

Eureka National Childrens Museum

Perhaps the ultimate hands-on and interactive museum, the Eureka National Children's Museum in Halifax offers a great play day out for all the family.

National Coal Mining Museum of England

The National Coal Mining Museum offers a great day out for all ages come rain or shine. The Underground Tour travels 140m below into the coal mine using the original mine shaft and lift. The tour that follows is an exciting and unique view into the life of a miner at work.

Bronte Parsonage

The Bronte Parsonage was the former home of the Bronte family, including sisters Emily, Charlotte and Anne. It has been preserved and is maintained as The Bronte Parsonage Museum by the The Bronte Society.

Leeds City Museum

Experience a world of discovery at the Leeds City Museum. With four floors of interactive and exciting galleries to explore the museum offers a great family day out in Leeds for free.

Bankfield Museum

Bankfield is steeped in history and has been a museum since 1887. Set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, this Victorian mansion was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd.