Free Attractions in Yorkshire

Great Hall at the National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is home to 300 years of rail history and offers a fabulous day out for all ages.

Miner underground in NCMME pit.

National Coal Mining Museum For England

The National Coal Mining Musuem for England preserves the heritage of the coal mining industry through informative and fun interactive exhibits. The museum offers indoor, outdoor and underground areas to explore.

Ha HA Bridge at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture celebrated 40th years of art without walls in 2017. Discover more with a visit - culture, outdoors, exercise, fresh air - a great day out.

Hull Maritime Museum from Queen Victoria Square

Hull Maritime Museum

Discover the whaler’s craft of Scrimshaw and see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing and merchant trade.

The Hepworth Gallery Wakefield

The Hepworth Gallery

The Hepworth Wakefield is an award-winning art gallery in the heart of Yorkshire. Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield, the gallery presents major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.

Street view of the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield

Millennium Gallery

The Millennium Gallery is the permanent home of Sheffield’s unique Metalwork Collection and Ruskin Collection of art and artefacts and plays host to major temporary exhibitions of art, craft, fashion and design.

Royal Armouries exhibit in Leeds

Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is home to the national collection of arms and armour. Visitors can explore arms and armour from across the world and throughout time in six themed galleries.

Street view of the National Science & Media Museum in Bradford

National Science & Media Museum

Explore the science and culture of sound and light technology on our lives over eight floors of exhibits, including the wonderfully fun WonderLab and three cinemas.

Experience Barnsley Musuem & Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of Barnsley. Unique, hands-on and interactive exhibits encourage visitors to explore the people and places of Barnsley, ultimately leading them to discover a town with amazing stories and a rich and diverse heritage.

Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey

One of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country, founded over 800 years ago. Explore the historic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey and learn all about its history in the Visitor Centre. Enjoy wandering through the park and woodlands, and take a leisurely stroll beside the River Aire.

Outside of Hands on Museum Hull

Hands on Museum Hull

The Hands on History Museum, in the old Grammar School where William Wilberforce studied, houses the story of Hull and its people. Entry to the museum is free.

Horse and Carriage at hulls strretlife museum

Streetlife Museum

Climb aboard at the Streetlife Museum of Transport and enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Experience 200 years of transport history as you walk down a 1940’s high street, board a tram or enjoy the pleasures of our carriage ride.

View Over Ogden Water

Country Parks in Yorkshire

Country Parks offer an easily accessible opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, wildlife and nature without getting too far off the beaten track. The range of activities varies from family friendly trails to windsurfing.

Exterior of Wilberforce House Museum

Wilberforce Museum

Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, famous campaigner against the slave trade. Admission to Wilberforce House is free. The museum tells the story of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition, as well as dealing with contemporary slavery

The Hepworth Gallery Wakefield

The Hepworth Gallery

The Hepworth Wakefield is an award-winning art gallery in the heart of Yorkshire. Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield, the gallery presents major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.

Aysgarth Falls

Free Outdoors

A to Z of Free outdoor spaces and beauty spots to visit in Yorkshire. Escape to the outdoors for a picnic, a family walk or just some space for free.

Miner underground in NCMME pit.

National Coal Mining Museum For England

The National Coal Mining Musuem for England preserves the heritage of the coal mining industry through informative and fun interactive exhibits. The museum offers indoor, outdoor and underground areas to explore.

Ha HA Bridge at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture celebrated 40th years of art without walls in 2017. Discover more with a visit - culture, outdoors, exercise, fresh air - a great day out.

Hull Maritime Museum from Queen Victoria Square

Hull Maritime Museum

Discover the whaler’s craft of Scrimshaw and see a full sized whale skeleton, alongside superb ship models and stunning artefacts from Hull's whaling, fishing and merchant trade.

The Hepworth Gallery Wakefield

The Hepworth Gallery

The Hepworth Wakefield is an award-winning art gallery in the heart of Yorkshire. Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield, the gallery presents major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.