The site of the refurbished Yorkshire Museum in St Marys Gardens has no flat caps or much of the way in humour. No Yorkshireman will laugh at the entrance price unless there is a foreigner paying them.
York Museums Trust had to work hard to secure the £2million needed for this project named ‘Letting in the Light’ see charity donors below.
Perhaps I was wrong about the humour. This monument on display could be called ‘Who is the Boss?’
There is a good display of artifacts from Roman times and some more recent finds. I was impressed with the Hambleton pottery. More info
The ten-acre botanical Museum Gardens, around the Yorkshire Museum, stretches from the River Ouse up to the back of York Art Galley, and Gillygate. The garden still showed some colour in mid November which is some going.
Some Contributing Charities
City of York Council
Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Feoffees of St Michael’s, Spurriergate
Garfield Weston Foundation
Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA)
Renaissance Yorkshire Regional Museums Hub
The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
The Wolfson Foundation
Yorkshire Museum Development Board