York is a city in the north of England and is situated at the confluence of the Ouse and the Foss. The city has a long history that dates back to before the arrival of the Romans, but the Vikings also played a major role in the history of York. The largest medieval cathedral in Northern Europe can be foud in York and is known for its stained glass windows. A well-known museum in York is the National Railway Museum. It is the largest train museum in Europe with many locomotives and trains.

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York is a city in the north of England and is situated at the confluence of the Ouse and the Foss. The city has a long history that dates back to before the arrival of the Romans, but the Vikings also played a major role in the history of York. The largest medieval cathedral in Northern Europe can be foud in York and is known for its stained glass windows. A well-known museum in York is the National Railway Museum. It is the largest train museum in Europe with many locomotives and trains.

There are 24 museums in York.

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1914: When the World Changed Forever
31Dec

1914: When the World Changed Forever

The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition marking the centenary of the First World War. From the pre-war golden age o...
The Keeping of Christmas
31Dec

The Keeping of Christmas

Experience Fairfax House in all its splendour as it celebrates The Keeping of Christmas with a magnificent festive installation inspired by the traditions of the eighteenth century. See the Georgians’...
Medieval York: Capital of the North
06Jan

Medieval York: Capital of the North

From the fifth century, for a thousand years, the North of England was ruled from York. In this new exhibition, showcasing the Yorkshire Museum’s permanent collection of the region’s greatest survivin...
Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons
12May

Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons

As one of the most respected potters of the 20th century, Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995) was known for her finely thrown and beautifully decorated functional domestic ceramics. She emigrated to the UK du...
Testing Exhibition
28Apr

Testing Exhibition

Every great invention starts with a question. Enter a world of experimentation, prototyping and testing and discover how these techniques help engineers and scientists find the answers. Join us in...

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