Yorkshire Museum

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.

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.