Yorkshire Museum Reopens

. August 1, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Yorkshire Museum reopens on 1 August 2010 following a nine-month £2million refurbishment project.

Five new galleries will showcase some of Britain’s finest archaeological treasures and many rare animals, birds and fossils, in exciting new displays.

The aim is to make the Yorkshire Museum a must-see destination in a tour around the beautiful city of York.

The Yorkshire Museum
The refurbishment work is also restoring 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.

York Museums Trust is an independent charitable trust which manages York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, York Art Gallery and York St Mary’s. The buildings and their contents are owned by the City of York Council, which has agreed to long-term funding of the Trust. Our Chair is Denise Jagger and our Chief Executive is Janet Barnes.

Yorkshire Museum & Gardens, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR T: +44 (0) 1904 687687

www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

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