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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Yorkshire’s Jurassic World
31Jan

Yorkshire’s Jurassic World

Take an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited in this brand new major exhibition. From the depths of the deepest seas...
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...
A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes
28Apr

A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes

Discover the beauty, innovation and artistry of Vivienne Westwood shoes in a brand new exhibition showcasing the cutting-edge footwear of this pioneering British fashion designer. A Personal Collecti...
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...
Savage Satire: From the pen of James Gillray
07Jun

Savage Satire: From the pen of James Gillray

James Gillray, savage satirist, cruel cartoonist and biting political commentator, wielded a power with his pen that few could match in Georgian Britain. His grotesquely exaggerated and wicked caricat...

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