York Castle Museum

Welcome to the Yorkshire Museum

See the new-look Yorkshire Museum on film, following its nine-month refurbishment. You can also watch Yorkshire Museum Project Part 2 , filmed during the work, and Yorkshire Museum Project Part 1 , filmed at the beginning of the work.

Download our 2011 information leaflet here.

New-look museum for 2010

Face to face with Mars, the God of War

Face to face with our statue of Mars, the Roman God of War

The Yorkshire Museum reopened on 1 August 2010 following a nine-month £2million refurbishment project.

Five new galleries now showcase some of Britain's finest archaeological treasures and many rare animals, birds and fossils, in exciting new displays.

Our aim is to make the Yorkshire Museum a must-see destination in a tour around the beautiful city of York. Come and see us this summer and give us your verdict, whether you're a regular user of the museum or a first-time visitor.

The Yorkshire Museum

The Yorkshire Museum

The refurbishment work has also restored the museum's Georgian building, letting in more natural light and opening up spaces that have been divided up over the years. The museum was opened in 1830 by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and was one of the first purpose-built museums in the country.

Watch our special films (above) or explore our website further to find out more about our fantastic new exhibitions and the ambitious refurbishment project we've called Letting in the Light.