Museums & Theme Museums

The National Railway Museum in York provides a spectacular in site into the history of the railways and is especially popular with rail enthusiasts, being close to the city centre of York it is easy to incorporate this visit with a day trip into York.  Eden Camp which opened to the public in 1987 is now one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards, for those interested definitely worth a visit and only 14 miles from Great Wood. Many of the other museums can easily be incorporated in your days out and they are all providing individual interest.

Below a list of links and contact details that give more info about the area and things to visit & see.

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Telephone Number

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life Pickering
Captain Cook & Staithes Heritage Centre Staithes
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum Great Ayton 01642 724296
Dales Countryside Museum Hawes 01969 666210
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum Malton 01653 697777
Filey Museum Filey
Herriot Centre Thirsk 01845 524234
Jorvik Viking Centre York 01904 643211
Malton Museum Malton Museum 01653 695136
Merchant Adventurers' Hall York 01904 654818
Mother Shipton's Cave & Petrifying Well Knaresborough 01423 864600
Museum of Victorian Science Glaisdale, Nr Whitby 01947 897440
Museum of Victorian Whitby Whitby 01947 601221
Music in Miniature Robin Hoods Bay
National Railway Museum York 01904 621261
Nidderdale Museum Pateley Bridge 01423 711225
Robin Hoods Bay Museum Robin Hoods Bay
Royal Pump Room Museum Harrogate 01423 556188
Rydale Folk Museum Hutton-le-Hole. Nr Kirbymoorside 01751 417367
Scarborough Millenium Scarborough 01723 501000
Sea-Life Scarborough 01723 376125
Swaledale Museum Reeth 01748 884118
The Bar Convent York 01904 643238
The House of Correction. Museum of Police & Prisons St. Marygate Ripon 01765 690799
The Workhouse Museum of Poor Law Allhallowgate. Ripon 01765 690799
Whitby Lifeboat Museum Whitby 01947 602001
Whitby Museum Whitby 01947 602908
York Castle Museum York 01904 653611
York Dungeon York Dungeon 01904 632599
Yorkshire Museum York 01904 629745