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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Exhibitions 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...
Museum of Broken Relationships
22Mar

Museum of Broken Relationships

Always heartfelt, sometimes humorous and often deeply moving, the collections from the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia, will be enriched with objects from York’s collections which il...

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