1970s review of the Castle Museum

Hopelessly self-indulgent I’m no doubt being, putting bits of my old childhood scrapbook on here, but I’m finding it quite funny seeing York portrayed on these faded old pages, with their carefully-written titles and captions in blue biro, and sellotape all over the place. Before this goes back into a … More …

Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens

August 2010

Yorkshire Museum – entrance/video presentation

The Yorkshire Museum in the Museum Gardens opened on 1 August 2010 after a major refurbishment, and I visited a week or so later. Like the nearby library, the newly-refurbished museum seems lighter and brighter, and … More …

Curvy 1930s

29 June 2009

When museums are free to enter, and the museums in one’s hometown are recognised as nationally important, it seems like looking a gift horse in the mouth not to go and visit them every now and then. So it seemed like time to pop into the … More …

National Railway Museum

9 July 2007

The weather has been so terrible this summer that outdoor wanderings have been difficult to accomplish. It seemed a good idea then to investigate some of York’s indoor attractions. This seemed an even better idea when I realised that so many of them are free. No … More …