Free To Visit Museums 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.

Exhibit at the Royal Armouries 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.

Woolly Mammoth exhibitin Hull and East Riding Free to visit museum

Hull and East Riding Museum

Walk through an Iron Age village, enter a Roman bath house and look at the stunning mosaics. Discover a mysterious crew of wooden warriors and see our medieval treasures!

Tram at streetlife museum

Streetlife Museum - Hull

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.

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.

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.

Street view of the National Science & Media Museum in Bradford

National Science & Media Museum

Temporarily Closed
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.

Weston Park Museum in Sheffield

Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

Weston Park Museum has primarily focuses on the fascinating history of Sheffield, from the archeological discoveries through to modern day. there are also permanent displays on Egypt and Natural Hsitory.

Hull Maritime Museum from Queen Victoria Square

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Explore natural history, archaeology, local history, fine art and more at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery. A varied programme of exhibitions runs throughout the year in the Art Gallery, while Doncaster Museum charts the history of the town from the Ice Age to the present day.

Wakefield Museum

Wakefield Museum

Discover the extraordinary, the oldest, the first, and the one and only in the Welcome to Wakefield display. See our local cultural treasures and learn surprising facts about the city.

Street view of the National Science & Media Museum in Bradford

Cusworth Hall Museum

From setting up home to working and socialising, the museum collections reflect the daily lives of people in Doncaster from the 18th century to the present day.

Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of textile machinery, steam power, engineering, printing machinery and motor vehicles, along with an exciting exhibitions programme.

Children enjoying a hands-on display at Cliffe Castle Museum

Cliffe Castle Museum

Visitors, to Cliffe Castle Museum, can see sparkling Victorian rooms and furniture, paintings, and decorative art. Special galleries deal with natural history, archaeology and social history, all of which can be seen on your visit along with the internationally important display of stained glass by Morris and Co. The Castle also hosts changing exhibitions from our collections and the community.

Bolling Hall

Bolling Hall

With parts of the building dating from the Medieval, Bolling Hall is a rambling mixture of styles with every nook and cranny packed with history. Rooms are furnished and decorated to give an accurate taste of life at different periods of the house's history, and the fascinating furniture on display includes a superb bed made for Harewood House by Thomas Chippendale.

Exterior of Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum

Get close to amazing animals, uncover buried archaeological treasures and discover the incredible story of Leeds history. Leeds City Museum hosts two changing exhibitions per year, along with exciting events for everyone to take part in.

inside Leeds Discovery Centre

Leeds Discovery Centre

Explore our unique storage centre, discover fascinating objects and delve into the stories behind some of Leeds’ most intriguing and unusual items.

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.

Bayle Museum

Bayle Gate is a Grade I listed Building and scheduled Ancient Monument housing the Bayle Museum. The Lords Feoffees still use the Bayle Gate Courtroom as a meeting room. The Bayle Museum’s collection is dedicated to the history of the town and local area.

Filey Museum

Tucked away in the old part of town, the museum was originally two cottages, some of the oldest donestic buildings in Filey. Open Easter to October.

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Step into the past and explore the industry that shaped Sheffield. Immerse yourself in life at home and at work at this rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 1700s, just a 10 minute walk from Millhouses Park and Ecclesall Woods.

Pontefract Museum

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nam viverra euismod odio, gravida pellentesque urna varius vitae.Step inside our beautiful art nouveau building and find out more about the rich history of Pontefract. From liquorice to glass making, we have lots to show you.

Display at Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Museum

Located in one of the city’s oldest industrial districts, the museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old. Kelham Island Museum was opened in 1982 to house the objects, pictures and archive material representing Sheffield’s industrial story.