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Museum Gardens

Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
+44 1904 687687
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Total and utter rip off

If you're after Christmas spirit then I suggest you avoid spending your money here and simply just... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Beautiful Christmas lights

I really enjoyed my visit to see the Christmas lights, I was just sorry it wasn't busier as so much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Museum Gardens Museum Street, York YO1 7FR, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you're after Christmas spirit then I suggest you avoid spending your money here and simply just walk down the streets of York themselves since the lights out there are much more christmassy (and free!) I flew home from Sydney to visit family for a...More

Thank Sunseeker_HC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to see the Christmas lights, I was just sorry it wasn't busier as so much work has clearly gone into the project. I think the highlight was the animation projected onto the ruins, stunning. I have taken lovely photographs and...More

Thank Tracy1000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We live in York and often walk through the Museum Gardens which are beautifully kept and a real treasure in York all year round. We also visited the Xmas Lights show tonight put on by Lunchbox Productions inside the Museum Gardens. The Xmas Light Trail...More

Thank Yorkshire_Unicorn
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took our seven year old grandchild .extremely disappointed, nothing magical about the experience at all , basic christmas lights ,total lack of toilet facilities and the ones available were disgusting . Took about forty minutes to walk round very little to see , sante was...More

Thank jupeton18
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Save your £14.95,give it to a worthwhile charity.Bored staff,and a totally underwhelming experience.May put Christmas fairy lights in my back garden,and play music and charge £14.95 !

Thank SuzanneMehmet
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on Sunday at 7pm and the gardens were reasonably quiet. This made it easier to see the displays, some of them are quite small and would be difficult to see if it was busy. As many others have said the price of the tickets...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited at 6pm when there were few other visitors. The use of the lights against the buildings etc was very good and the Santa light show excellent. It took about 35 minutes to walk around the gardens and for those feeling peckish there are stalls...More

Thank iandorothy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to the museum gardens last night and was pleasantly surprised (and relieved) after reading reviews on TA. Went with 2 other families and several small kids who all loved it. Space to run around, have pics taken with some of the installations and just...More

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bought the tickets months ago for £14.99 , having been to the Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen at Christmas we were probably expecting too much . If we’d paid £5 we would have been happier . It took us 45 minutes to walk round and was...More

1  Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love museum gardens, and I love light show. However, pathetic. £15 for this? I don't understand how they can make that money from this PUBLIC park. If money was the main thing, if it was free rather, they would make 10 times more profit...More

1  Thank imminyung
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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
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 :)
Chloe T
29 April 2015|
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