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Museum Gardens

Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
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Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
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+44 1904 687687
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A walk through these gardens on a warm day is very pleasant, there are the ruins of a priory, enough left to keep your interest for awhile, then moving into the 'edible garden' all fruits and berry trees and shrubs...nice!

Thank Jon P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place has very peaceful and calm atmosphere. The ground was wet due to rain earlier, otherwise one can enjoy picnic in quite environment. Nice place to take some rest after busy strolls around the museums. Also nice to see some ancient Roman ruins around...More

Thank AbuTayyib
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice park to the visit and space to relax in hot weather when its not busy. Got nice gardens as well. Enjoy Your Visit!

Thank Spyro123
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gardens are well worth a visit if you appreciate natural planting at it’s best. Should you wish you can also visit the York museum for a charge, however, there are also the remains of St. Mary’s Benedictine Abbey. Access to the York Observatory is...More

Thank ripto
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A pleasant place to pass some time outside in the fresh air looking around the ruins of the old abbey or the edible plants garden. A good spot for a picnic and a chill.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is good layout garden where you can walk around or do a short cut to get to the station. You can walk along the river from the gardens. The good thing about this beautiful gardens in York is that you can look at what...More

Thank alexadams62
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a very sunny day. Well worth a walk round, would be a nice retreat for a picnic. Great Space.

1  Thank Sambradh1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are well laid out and there is a new one which comprises plants and herbs that can be eaten. Plenty of areas to sit and nice to do so especially on a sunny day.

2  Thank Jackie and Dave B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A haven of peace in the best city in the United Kingdom - no-one should miss this delightful spot, overlooking the River Ouse. It is especially attractive for families, but as locals we enjoy it through the seasons, especially as the gardens are so well...More

Thank Clive G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attracts thousands of grass sitters in the summer and on nice days, a pavilion around the back and some ancient ruins which look nice

Thank Kial H
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Alicia K
19 December 2016|
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Response from debsnbob | Reviewed this property |
In the museum there is a lift to all floors and disabled toilets in the basement. There is a ramp leading to the entrance and there are ramps all around the gardens plus lots of benches to sit on and watch the world go by... More
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Nat S
21 June 2016|
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Response from RariiShy | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are free to enter however Im sure the museum has a small fee to enter it :)
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Chloe T
29 April 2015|
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Response from John H |
From Bootham turn into Marygate and turn right just before the Bay Horse into the car park. After leaving your car return to Marygate and the entrance to the gardens is adjacent to St Olave's Church. There are no toilets... More
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