If you're a train buff, this is the place to come: it's the world's largest railway museum. See a replica of Stephenson's Rocket, a section of the Chunnel (Channel Tunnel), Queen Victoria's royal railway carriage (can you say "posh"?), the world's fastest steam engine, and more. Leeman Road, York, Yorkshire, England, YO26 4XJ
The Prison and Police Museum is housed in the original 1816 Liberty Prison, and houses exhibits on the history of policing in Yorkshire. Spend 'hard time in authentic prison cells and try your hand at turning the Crank or stepping on the treadwheel. Learn about life in a real Victorian prison. St Marygate, Ripon, Yorkshire, England, HG4 1LX
Housed within Monk Bar, one of York's medieval gateways, is one of its best-kept secrets; the Richard III Museum. Monk Bar is primarily 14th century, but Richard himself built the topmost chamber in 1484, possibly paying for it out of his own pocket. Now the Bar is a museum devoted to the life, times, and reputation of perhaps England's most controversial king. Monk Bar, York, Yorkshire, England, YO1 7LQ
The Richmondshire Museum covers the rich heritage of North Yorkshire. The museum boasts a wealth of historical items including an entire medieval cruck-framed house and recreated Georgian and Victorian shops. See the set used for the BBC's 'All Creatures Great and Small' TV series. Ryders Wynd, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, DL10 4JA
The Rotunda Museum in Scarborough is one of the oldest purpose-built museums in Europe, founded in 1829. The museum holds a huge collection of fossils and geology samples along with objects linked to the history of Scarborough and the Yorkshire coast. Look for Gristhorpe Man, a Bronze Age warrior buried in a hollowed-out tree trunk. Vernon Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, YO11 2PS
The Royal Pump Room was built in 1842 over the sulphur well of Harrogate Spa to provide a place for fashionable visitors to take the waters and to socialise. The museum covers Harrogate's rich heritage as a spa town and boasts a collection of artefacts from ancient Egypt. Crown Place, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, HG1 2RY
The Ryedale Folk Museum is one of England's best living history museums, a collection of historic buildings from across the North York Moors saved from demolition and re-erected here. See timber-framed crofter's cottages, an Elizabethan manor house, workshops, cottages, even a reconstructed Iron Age roundhouse. Outstanding. Main Street, Hutton-le-Hole, Yorkshire, England, YO62 6UA
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The Scarborough Art Gallery holds the Borough of Scarborough's art collection, especially focussed on local artists, with paintings and prints of local scenes telling the story of Scarbrough as a seaside resort and spa. Artists on display include Lord Leighton and William Etty. The Gallery is housed in a beautiful Victorian villa. The Crescent, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, YO11 2PW
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The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre celebrates the connection between the ancient port and coastal resort of Scarborough and the sea. See traditional knitted ganseys, model ships, old photos, and learn about Scarborough's connection to the Titanic. Though small, the museum packs in a lot of information! 45 Eastborough, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, YO11 1NH
The Old Deanery is a Hotel Restaurant and Bar located directly opposite the stunning Ripon Cathedral in the market town of Ripon North Yorkshire. Our historic building dates back to 1625 so if you're looking for something that little bit different; you won't be disappointed. With 11 unique rooms and …