Leave the National Railway Museum and head for York Museum. Explore York Minster before arriving at York’s Chocolate Story. Wander the Shambles and make for JORVIK Centre. From Fairfax House visit The York Dungeon and Clifford’s Tower before arriving at York Castle Museum.
National Railway Museum
Explore the story and history of the railways at this award winning museum. From steam locomotives to advanced passenger trains, take in the exhibits, artefacts and iconic locomotives.
Go back in time at Yorkshire Museum – discover the county’s Jurassic past, Roman occupation and the history of the Medieval capital of the North.
The 7th century York Minster is one of the iconic cathedrals of the world – take a tour of the cathedral, marvel at the stained glass, visit the Undercroft Museum and climb the Central Tower to see some outstanding views of the city.
York's Chocolate Story
Revel in 300 years of chocolate history with a visit to York’s Chocolate Story – learn the story of chocolate and confectionery through the ages – and don’t forget to sample a bar or two! The town was the original home for Rowntrees' Kit Kat, Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Craven’s Sugared Almonds.
Dating back to Medieval times, the cobblestones of the Shambles are overhung by timber framed buildings, some dating from the 14th century. Wander the winding streets, soak up the atmosphere and may be visit one of the many eateries.
JORVIK Viking Centre
Learn about the Viking’s history and heritage at this award winning museum. One of the York bucket list attractions, you can take in both the permanent exhibitions and visiting displays.
A fine Georgian house, Fairfax House is a townhouse with an impressive array of collections and exhibitions covering furniture, silver, clocks and paintings giving an insight to the lifestyles of wealthy Georgians.
The York Dungeon
Be afraid, the shows and special effects of the York Dungeon bring to life the history of the dungeon. Live shows, famous characters from York’s history and a host of shrieks and screams all help the visitor experience the dungeon story.
Standing on the south side of the River Foss, Clifford’s Tower – the best preserved piece of York Castle’s ruin is over 900 years old. The keep is unusual for York in that it dates from Norman times – most of York owes it layout and construction to the Romans and the Vikings.
Thousands of artefacts, objects and exhibitions enthrall visitors to the York Castle Museum – explore The Sixties, the Toy Story, prison cells and Kirkgate – a Victorian street amongst others.