2nd Infantry Divisional Kohima Museum
Imphal Barracks, Fulford Road
York YO1 4AU
The Battle of Kohima in North East India, close to its border with Burma, took place between 4th April and 22nd June 1944 and marked the limit of the Japanese Army's advance into India. Here the enemy was stopped, defeated and forced into retreat. This museum tells the story.
Aldborough Roman Site - English Heritage
Boroughbridge YO51 9ES
Among the northernmost urban centres in the Roman Empire, Aldborough was the 'capital' of the Romanised Brigantes, the largest tribe in Britain. One corner of the defences is laid out amid a Victorian arboretum, and two mosaic pavements can be viewed in their original positions.The site museum has an outstanding collection of Roman finds, a handling collection of Roman objects, and other hands-on aids for children and families.
Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum
Halifax way Elvington
York YO41 4AU
A Memorial Museum based on an authentic WWII Bomber Command Base, RAF Elvington, now the largest example of its type open to the public. Original buildings, including the Control Tower, now house some 15 fascinating exhibitions, including 'Against the Odds' the story of Bomber Command and 'Pioneers of Aviation', charting the work of Yorkshire aviation pioneers such as Sir George Cayley, the inventor of the aeroplane, Robert Blackburn and aviators such as Amy Johnson. The internationally renowned aircraft collection covers the birth of manned flight with the Cayley Glider, through WWI and WWII to the supersonic age.
Bar Convent Museum, Library & Gallery
The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street
York YO24 1AQ
The Bar Convent Museum outlines the early history of Christianity in the North of England and tells the story of Mary Ward, foundress of a religious congregation formerly known as the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and now renamed the Congregation of Jesus. She was a pioneer both of women's education and apostolic religious orders for women.
2 Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate
York YO1 8AR
Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Until the 1980s the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block.
Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life
Pickering YO18 8DU
The Beck Isle Museum is housed in a handsome Regency residence near the centre of Pickering, adjacent to the Pickering Beck, a stream that flows under a four-arched road bridge. One arch of this bridge (originally much narrower) is reputedly of mediaeval origin. Here William Marshall planned England's first agricultural institute in the early 1800s.
Bedale DL8 1AA
The centre of this fascinating little museum is the hand drawn Bedale fire engine dated 1748. Old documents, toys, craft tools, clothing and household utensils give an absorbing picture of the life of ordinary people.
Captain Cook & Staithes Heritage Centre
High Street, Staithes
Saltburn-By-The-Sea TS13 5BQ
As well as looking into the colourful history and heritage of Staithes itself, there is a tribute to the area most famous son, Captain James Cook. Collections: A complete recreation of Sanderson's shop, where a young Captain Cook was once an apprentice as well as an enormous amount of information about the fishing and mining industries which were very important to Staithes, with its rich deposits of alum, iron ore and latterly, potash.
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Stewart Park, Marton
Middlesbrough TS7 8AT
At the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum you can discover why Captain Cook is the world's most famous navigator. Sail into uncharted waters to see Cook and his crew encounter new peoples, lands, plants and animals through a combination of original artefacts, films, computer interactives, and hands-on displays. Collections: Ethnography, scientific instruments for navigation, natural history, life at sea, aboriginal art collection of over 500 items, some Cook and Cook family personalia, Cook postage stamps, coins and medals.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Whitby YO22 4BA
The museum is in the Grade-1-listed, 17c house on Whitby's harbourside which belonged to Captain John Walker. In 1746 the young Cook came here as Walker's apprentice. Collections: The museum celebrates Cook's Whitby years and his later achievements. The collection includes period rooms restored faithfully following an inventory of 1752, models, maps and manuscripts, ship plans, artefacts from the Voyages, and many fine original paintings, drawings and prints.
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
101 High Street
Great Ayton TS9 7HB
The Schoolroom Museum in Great Ayton is housed in a building once used as a charity school which was founded in 1704 by Michael Postgate, a local landowner. It was here, between 1736 and 1740, that Captain James Cook received his early education.
Ripon HG4 1QP
The museum is housed in the former Quarter Sessions Courthouse built in 1830 to replace its medieval predecessor and the interior of the courtroom has not changed much since then. After Quarter Sessions ceased in 1953 the court continued as a Magistrates Court until it closed in 1998.
Craven Museum & Gallery
Skipton Town Hall, High Street
Skipton BD23 1AH
Craven Museum & Gallery, located in Skipton Town Hall, is a hidden gem in the market town of Skipton. This unique visitor attraction tells the story of Craven through the ages. Discover something different every time with changing exhibitions, workshops and family events.
Dales Countryside Museum
Hawes DL8 3NT
This fascinating museum, managed by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, tells the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales past and present, and stimulates visitors to think about its future. Displays interpret the development of the Dales from prehistoric times to the present day.
St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate
York YO1 8NN
At DIG. you will become an archaeological detective, and find out for yourself what York was really like through the ages, from Roman times to the present day. You will get the chance to excavate objects from the streets of York and then decide what they are, what they are made from, and why they got there. You will also have the chance to meet real archaeologists and talk to them about their work, see and handle artefacts from York and view recent exciting discoveries.
Middlesbrough TS5 6LA
The Dorman Museum now has 8 permanent galleries to suit every taste from local history to dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt to 20th century Woman. Our water gallery is especially popular with children. In addition to our regular programme of exhibitions and events we are continuing to add to our permanent collections so visitors can be sure to see something new each visit.
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Malton YO17 6RT
A visit to our unique museum at Eden Camp will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. You will experience the sights, sounds, even the smells of those dangerous years.
Fairfax House Museum
Fairfax House, Castlegate
York YO1 1RN
Come and unlock the splendour within the finest Georgian town house in England. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax.
8-10 Queen Street
Filey YO14 9HB
The museum building was originally two single storey cottages and is the oldest domestic building in Filey, 1696 being the date above the doors. The museum retains the original basic layout of rooms, each one dedicated to a different aspect of local life and work which was common place in Filey until comparatively recent times.
Georgian Theatre Royal Museum
Richmond DL10 4DW
The Georgian Theatre Royal, Britain's oldest working theatre in its original form, is both a thriving community playhouse and a living theatre museum. The theatre welcomes visitors of all ages to its hourly guided tours and museum.
Grassington Folk Museum
6 The Square
Grassington BD23 5AQ
The museum opened in its present building in 1979. Most items in its collection have been donated by local residents and businesses.
Green Howards Regimental Museum
Trinity Church Square
Richmond DL10 4QN
The Green Howards Museum is Richmond, North Yorkshire. We tell the story of the regiment from its earliest times, through 300 years of conflict, service and sacrifice.
Sunnyfield House, 36 Westgate
Guisborough TS14 6BA
This is a small volunteer-run museum showing the social, agricultural and commercial history of Guisborough. The museum displays a wealth of artefacts and photographs unique to the town and its people.
Harrogate Museums & Arts
Royal Pump Room, Crown Place
Harrogate HG1 2RY
Harrogate Museums & Arts serves the District of Harrogate within North Yorkshire. Our facilities include the Royal Pump Room Museum, Mercer Art Gallery, Knaresborough Castle and Museum, and St Robert's Cave.
Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar
York YO1 6JX
Micklegate Bar, the iconic royal gateway of the City of York, invites you to discover The Henry VII Experience. Explore the life of the first Tudor King as he created a new era in British History, after defeating his rival Richard III.
JORVIK Viking Centre
York YO1 9WT
At JORVIK Viking Centre travel back 1000 years and visit the Vikings of JORVIK. Explore York's Viking history exactly where our archaeologists found the remains of the original Viking-Age City of 'Jorvik'. Collections: Everything in JORVIK Viking Centre is based on archaeological evidence unearthed during the Coppergate excavations undertaken between 1979 and 1981 by York Archaeological Trust. Archaeologists started digging on the site of an old sweet factory and unearthed remains of 10th century Viking-age buildings that were surrounded by moist, spongy layers of earth similar to that of a peat bog.
Redcar TS10 5NW
Kirkleatham Museum was opened in 1981. It is located in Kirkleatham Old Hall which was built in 1709 as a 'Free School' by the local Turner family.
Knaresborough Castle & Museum
Knaresborough HG5 8AS
Knaresborough Castle and Museum is set beautifully towering over the River Nidd. Discover royalty and colourful local characters.
Old Town Hall, Market Place
Malton YO17 7LP
Malton Museum is Ryedale's major archaeological museum, located in the heart of Malton's market place and housed in an 18th century butter market. The museum houses an interesting array of Roman finds, from manicure sets to wall plaster paintings. Most of these have been discovered locally, the most recent find being a burial urn discovered by a local workman installing a new street light on a housing estate in nearby Norton.
Merchant Adventurers' Hall
York YO1 9XD
The Merchant Adventurers' Hall is one of York's medieval marvels. Set in beautiful gardens, it is open to the public as a museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357. Collections: The Hall contains fine collections of paintings, furniture and silver, all of which are on display to the public.
Middleham Castle - English Heritage
Leyburn DL8 4QG
The childhood and favourite home of Richard III, Middleham Castle was a fortress of the mighty Neville family, Earls of Westmoreland and of Warwick. Around the massive 12th-century keep, they progressively constructed three ranges of luxurious chambers and lodgings, turning the castle into a fortified palace by the mid-15th century.
Museum of North Craven Life
The Folly, Victoria Street,
Settle BD24 9EY
The Folly is a beautiful 17th century Grade I listed building, in the heart of the pretty market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. In 1996 The North Craven Building Preservation Trust purchased part of The Folly and completely restored the building and opened it to the public in 2001.
Museum of the Royal Dragoon Guards & the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire
Military Museum, 3 Tower Street
York YO1 9SB
The Royal Dragoon Guards can trace its ancestry back to 1685, as it was formed by the amalgamation of four of the senior cavalry regiments in the British Army. The museum is well laid out in spacious surroundings and tells the story of the present day and former regiments from the late 17th century. Displays include uniforms, prints, paintings, weapons and standards, all housed in well lit, clearly labelled show cases.
Museum of the Wagoners Special Reserve
The Estate Office, Sledmere, Driffield
Driffield YO25 3XQ
Possibly the smallest military museum anywhere. This remarkable museum tells the story of the Wagoners' Special Reserve. Collections: Display includes photographs of wagoners in the first world war, memorabilia and some of the medals they were awarded. The exhibiton is of interest to the general visitor and historian alike.
National Railway Museum
York YO26 4XJ
For a fantastic free day out in York visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Explore our 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. With daily demonstrations, loads of interactive exhibits, a special event programme and FREE museum admission, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Pately Bridge HG3 5LE
Situated in the picturesque town of Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, this fascinating and friendly museum is housed in the former workhouse and is situated opposite St Cuthbert's Parish Church. Its 11 rooms illustrate the rural life of Nidderdale in the recent and more distant past. Nidderdale Museum shows how ordinary people lived, in imaginative and realistic settings.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Pickering YO18 7AJ
Britain's most popular heritage steam railway running through 18 miles of the North York Moors National Park.
Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire Regimental Museum
3 Tower Street
York YO1 9SB
The museum's collection spans three centuries of travel, campaigning and war. Artefacts and photographs of the Crimean War, the North-West Frontier of India, the Boer War and the two world wars form part of the vivid presentation of the regiment's story in both peace and war.
Prison & Police Museum
27 St Marygate
Ripon HG4 1LX
The museum is housed in a building which formed part of the former House of Correction and Liberty Gaol and which is now an integral part of the overall attraction of the museum. The building's origins go back to the late 17th century but the part now occupied by the museum was built as Ripon Liberty Prison in 1816 and continued to function as such until May 1878 when it, along with numerous other local prisons throughout the country, was closed as part of a government reform of prisons.
Quilt Museum & Gallery
St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green
York YO1 7PW
The Quilt Museum & Gallery is owned and managed by The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles. The guild is an educational charity working to promote the understanding, appreciation and knowledge of the art, techniques and heritage of patchwork, quilting and applique.
Richard III Experience at Monk Bar
Monk Bar, Goodramgate
York YO1 7LQ
The JORVIK Group's newest attraction invites you to step foot into the historic Monk Bar to discover The Richard III Experience. Explore the life of the last Plantagenet King as he struggled for the throne and power during his short reign. Experience his mighty moments of battle, with multimedia presentations, and displays of the authentic medieval weapons and armour used to fight his opponents during the bloody War of the Roses.
Richmond Castle - English Heritage
Richmond DL10 4QW
Breathtakingly sited on a rocky promontory above the River Swale, the great castle of Richmond is among the oldest Norman stone fortresses in Britain, begun in the decades after the Conquest. The story of conscientious objectors imprisoned in the keep during World War I is told in an interactive display exploring Richmond's nine centuries of development, and woven into the Cockpit Garden.
Richmond DL10 4JA
Richmondshire Museum was founded in 1974 by the Soroptimists of Richmond and the Dales; it opened its doors in 1978 in a former joiner's workshop, and has gradually grown ever since. Your visit begins in a reconstructed cruck house, with a collection of domestic bygones. The Leadmining Gallery details the industry which flourished in Swaledale until the end of the 19th century. The Transport Gallery, with its model of Richmond Station, leads to the Herriot Set from the BBC's All Creatures Great and Small, and Barker's Chemist's Shop. Next is the Wenham Gallery, which covers the history of Richmond and district, and contains a former village Post Office from just up the dale. The latest addition is a recreation of the Richmond grocer's shop, just round the corner in Frenchgate, where the founder of the Fenwick department store chain began his working life.
Rievaulx Abbey - English Heritage
Helmsley YO62 5LB
Escape the crowds and experience the serenity and beauty of this impressive monastic site, situated in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Rievaulx Abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux in 1132 and become one of England's wealthiest monasteries before its dissolution by King Henry VIII in 1538.
RNLI Whitby Museum
Whitby YO21 3PU
Built in 1895, the double boathouse was used by the RNLI until 1957 when it was re-established as a museum. The museum has grown to contain an abundance of lifeboat material including models, paintings, medals, photographs, lifeboat kit and items from famous rescues.
RNLI Zetland Museum
Redcar TS10 3AH
The museum uses lifelike figures and models to bring to life the story of sea rescues on the north east coast. Upstairs is an extensive display of lifesaving equipment, past and present, and a reconstruction of a fisherman's sitting room.
Robin Hood's Bay & Fylingdales Museum
Fisherhead, Robin Hood's Bay
Whitby YO22 4TQ
On 31st July 1891, the building was purchased on a 1000 year lease by Rev. R.J.
Scarborough YO11 2NN
Explore modern interactive displays to learn about the fascinating geology of the Yorkshire coast. Find out about this unique geology that brought William Smith to the town and inspired him to design this fabulous iconic building in 1829.
Royal Pump Room Museum
Harrogate HG1 2RY
Visit the Royal Pump Room Museum to discover the intriguing story of how Harrogate became a spa town. Discover stories of Russian royalty and disappearing crime writers, marvel at the amazing spa treatments and join a tour to see the strongest sulphur well in Europe.
Ryedale Folk Museum
Hutton le Hole
Hutton le Hole YO62 6UA
Wander into 16th, 18th and 19th century thatched cottages, the Edwardian photographic studio, Iron Age roundhouse, working blacksmiths and many attractions of Ryedale Folk Museum's 5 acre site.
Scarborough Castle - English Heritage
Scarborough YO11 1HY
Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between two bays, with sheer drops to the sea and only a narrow landward approach. Specially contructed viewing platforms on the battlements offer panoramic views.
Woodend, The Crescent
Scarborough YO11 2PW
Scarborough Collections is a unique facility housed in the Woodend Creative Workspace. It offers access to Scarborough's Collections which includes a vast array of social and natural history specimens that have been collected by the town over the years and include things like ammonites, beetles, paintings, prehistoric pots, even cuddly toys. These collections are now housed under one roof in a state of the art storage facility. Collections: Scarborough.
York YO61 4AD
The Laurence Sterne Trust was established as a registered charity in 1967 in order to promote the writings of Laurence Sterne, the 18th century novelist and vicar of Coxwold. Shandy Hall is where he lived and wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. The Trust promotes Sterne's work and international reputation through exhibitions, events and public access to the property and its collection.
Stewart's Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum
Burnby Hall Gardens, The Balk, Pocklington
York YO4 2QF
The magnificent and beautifully laid out gardens incorporate two lakes which contain a National Collection of hard water lilies, recognised as one of the largest displays found in a natural setting in Europe and are teeming with a vast collection of fish which can be hand-fed. Burnby Hall gardens provide nine acres of changing vistas which include a woodland walk, Victorian and secret garden, extensive rockeries and a fine collection of ornamental and indigenous trees. The Stewart Museum houses Major Stewart's remarkable range of cultural and religious exhibits collected on his 8 world tours in the early 20th century.
Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth,
Richmond DL11 6QT
The Swaledale Museum is an independent museum run by volunteers with the aims of collecting, displaying and making publicly accessible the local heritage of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Housed in the Methodist Day School built in 1836 the lively displays and hands-on exhibits explain the development of the area from its geological foundations, via early human occupation in the Iron Age, to the growth and decline of lead mining between the 1650s and1950s. You can learn how the stone walls were built, how local crafts flourished, and how people lived.
70 Barton Street
Thirsk YO7 1PQ
Thirsk Museum occupies the house where Thomas Lord, the founder of Lord's Cricket Ground, was born in 1755. There are eight rooms full of exhibits, featuring local life and industry, cricketing memorabilia, farming equipment, furniture, costumes and toys.
Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre
Ferry Road, St Hilda's
Middlesbrough TS2 1PL
This visitor centre is dedicated to the rich industrial heritage of Middlesbrough. One of the powerhouses of the industrial northeast, the town was a major player in the Industrial Revolution, and especially shipping. The visitor centre promotes the history of the bridge and surrounding area through the use of graphic panels, video, computers, photographs, objects and models.
Treasurer's House, York - National Trust
York YO1 7JL
Elegant town house dating from medieval times. Originally home to the treasurers of York Minster and built over a Roman road, the house is not all that it seems.
Whitby Archives Heritage Centre
Whitby YO21 3BA
A heritage centre containing historic photographs and artefacts from Whitby and North Yorkshire area. Family and local history departments, exhibition hall and heritage shop. Holders of the entire collection of the Whitby Gazette and home to the original West Cliff historic whalebone arch.
Whitby YO21 1RE
Whitby Museum was started by local gentlemen in 1823 to preserve the fossils and other interesting artefacts existing in the area. It is owned by Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society and run entirely by volunteers from among the society's members.
Sharow View, Allhallowgate
Ripon HG4 1LE
The Workhouse Museum is housed in the gatehouse building, part of the larger workhouse site (which visitors are welcome to explore), which contained the guardians' room, vagrants cells and receiving ward for inmates. we have also worked hard to recreate the original workhouse kitchen garden, located to the rear of the workhouse site which would have been tended by the inmates and been used to feed them.
World of James Herriot, The
Thirsk YO7 1PL
The World of James Herriot is a unique tribute to vet and author James Herriot. Based in his original surgery at 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire - the 'skeldale House' of the Herriot books - it takes visitors on a journey back to the 1940s. When James Herriot died in 1995, Hambleton District Council bought the old surgery and set about painstakingly restoring it.
York Archaeological Trust
York YO1 7BX
York Archaeological Trust is a registered museum. Our professionally accredited team has over 30 years experience in investigating buildings, landscapes and buried remains.
York Castle Museum
The Eye of York
York YO1 9RY
Come and see hundreds of years of York's history in one place - from recreated Jacobean dining rooms to infamous Victorian criminals and all the way to the Space Age and the swinging Sixties. Kirkgate, the famous reconstructed Victorian Street that provides the core of the castle Museum, is a milestone in the history of museums.
York Cold War Bunker - English Heritage
York YO24 4HT
The most modern and spine-chilling of English Heritage's properties, the York Cold War Bunker uncovers the secret history of Britain's Cold War. Enter the blast-proof doors and investigate the more unusual side of York's heritage. In active service from the 1960s-1990s the bunker was designed as a nerve-centre to monitor fall-out in the event of a nuclear attack.
York Mansion House
St Helens Square
York YO1 9QL
Situated in the heart of the city in beautiful St Helen's Square, the Mansion House is an architectural masterpiece which plays host to an extensive collection of civic regalia and artefacts. The impressive collection of silver, paintings and furniture is unequalled by any other provincial city.
York YO1 7HH
York Minster provides a wealth of history for you to discover. The minster itself is an architectural masterpiece and a treasure house of stained glass.
York Museums Trust
St Mary's Lodge
York YO30 7DR
York Museums Trust is an independent charitable trust which manages York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, and York Art Gallery. The buildings and their contents are owned by the City of York Council, which has agreed to long-term funding of the Trust.
Yorkshire Air Museum
Halifax Way, Elvington
York YO41 4AU
A fascinating and dynamic museum, authentically based on a World War Two Bomber Command Station. The unique displays include the original control tower, air gunners' collection, barnes wallis' prototype 'bouncing bomb' and a superb airborne engineers display. Collections: Historic aircraft collection covering aviation history from the Yorkshire aviation pioneer Sir George Cayley and his man-carrying glider of 1853, through to WWII aircraft including the unique Halifax bomber and to the supersonic age with frontline jets such as the Tornado. Significant collection of WWII air forces related artefacts, uniforms, records and vehicles.
Yorkshire Museum & Gardens
York Museum Gardens
York YO1 7FR
The Yorkshire Museum sits in the heart of York Museum Gardens, in the centre of York. The museum was opened in 1830 by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and was one of the first purpose-built museums in the country. Housing some of the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds in Europe, the Yorkshire Museum is the ideal first port of call for any trip to York. Collections: The collections cover numismatics, archaeological finds from Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, and Medieval times, biology, geology and studio pottery.
Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton Park
Murton Park, Murton Lane
York YO19 5UF
The museum opened in 1982 to house a range of exhibits from Burton Constable, collected by East Yorkshire Farm Machinery Preservation Society. The museum holds a fantastic regional agricultural collection.
Yorkshire Yeomanry Museum
Yorkshire Squadron, The Queen's Own Yeomanry, Yeomanry Barracks, Fulford Road
York YO1 4ES
A small collection of artefacts and memorabilia from Yorkshire's Yeomanry Regiments. The museum can be visited by prior appointment with the Yorkshire Squadron Office of the Queen's Own Yeomanry which can be contacted on 01904 620320.