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The North York Moors have been inhabited by many different people over thousands of years and the local museums contain artefacts from many different cultures and civilisations. The Romans had a strong presence and thorough archaeology has unearthed enough artefacts to open the Malton Museum, just south of the moors, which houses its impressive collection and has temporary exhibitions too. For those interested in more ancient history, the Rotunda Museum at Scarborough houses the find from a Mesolithic site (Star Car) and 'Gristhorpe Man', the remains of a Bronze Age warrior chieftain that were found hidden in a tree trunk in the 1800s.

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Yorkshire Air Museum

York, Vale of York

The Yorkshire Air Museum is a fascinating visitor attraction, covering all aspects of World War II in an original and authentic setting. The surrounding gardens and souvenir shop are well worth...

The York Dungeon

York, Vale of York

The York Dungeon takes you through a spine chilling experience, as tales of darkness and despair, horror and torture from the dark ages are recreated before your eyes. Visitors can expect frights,...

The Tom Leonard Mining Museum

Skinningrove, Saltburn by the Sea, Yorkshire Coast

The Tom Leonard Mining Museum in Deepdale tells an amazing real life story of the lives of Cleveland miners. From the original history of mining and how it all began to the actual mining process is...

Ryedale Folk Museum

Hutton-le-Hole, Pickering, North York Moors

The Ryedale Folk Museum is a unique visitor experience, with its open air setting and wide variety of exhibits, housed in recreated shops and houses. There are fascinating exhibits to explore and a...

Robin Hoods Bay Museum of Local History

Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

The museum at Robin Hoods Bay is full of interesting local history and packed with fascinating exhibits. Situated in the picturesque fishing village and surrounded by wonderful coastline it is a...

Eden Camp

Malton, North York Moors

Eden Camp is a unique, interactive working museum which is entirely dedicated to World War 2. The fascinating story of the war is told in a series of huts with exhibitions which take visitors back in...

Whitby Museum

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

Enjoy a fascinating tour round the Whitby Museum on the North Yorkshire coast. There is an extensive collection of artifacts, paintings and literature which will allow you to travel back in time and...

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Whitby, North York Moors

The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is situated in the heart of Whitby and contains a wealth of information and original artefacts which belonged to him. This well visited attraction is absolutely...

Shandy Hall

Hambleton, York, Vale of York

Shandy Hall is a unique museum dedicated to the life and works of Laurence Sterne. Visitors can explore his works and see his original manuscripts and illustrations. With a craft shop, book shop and...

Malton Museum

Malton, North York Moors

Malton Museum is a perfect day out for all the family. The extensive displays of locally uncovered treasures date back to Roman times and beyond. Easily reached and open to visitors year round it is...

Rotunda Museum

Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough is the site of the Rotunda Museum and Gallery which houses a unique collection of natural history relics and geological finds from centuries ago. An interesting place to visit, the museum...

The World of James Herriott

Thirsk, Vale of York

The World of James Herriot in Thirsk North Yorkshire is one of the country's premier attractions. The museum encompasses the very essence of the world renowned vet James Herriot and is set in the...


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