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David Ford, History Editor Ancient York
by David Nash Ford BA,
Editor, History on Britannia

Yorkshire Museum
In the centre of the Museum Gardens

Yorkshire Museum Housed in a Greek Revival building of 1827 in the centre of the beautiful Museum Gardens, the Yorkshire Museum is one of the most modern museums in the country. The finest archaeological collection outside London is interpreted exceptionally well with highly imaginative displays, reconstructions and models. The emphasis lies on Roman, Saxon and Viking York, but don't miss the famous medieval 'Middleham Jewel'.

Also noteworthy are the superb St. Mary Galleries reconstructing York Abbey's Chapter House on its exact site, the excellent Natural History Gallery and 'Time Tower'. The Museum is well-known for its programme of World Class exhibitions, using the latest technology to really bring exhibits to life.

Next Stop: St. Mary's Chapter House



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