York Army Museum
York Army Museum is a family-friendly attraction with something to entertain visitors of all ages. Across six distinct zones, highlights include well-curated displays of army memorabilia, such as weaponry, medals, and more; personal accounts from serving and former soldiers; and dress-up zones for the youngest visitors to enjoy.
With so much to see and do, visit York Army Museum using a convenient York Pass and enjoy access to several other attractions in the region, such as Clifford’s Tower, York Minster, and more.
Things to Know Before You Go
York Army Museum is the ideal rainy-day destination for families with young children.
Children ages five and below enter for free, while service personnel, the disabled, and the over 60s enter for a reduced rate.
You can pick up some souvenirs at the on-site gift shop.
York Army Museum is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
York Army Museum is situated opposite Clifford’s Tower on Tower Street in the center of York, meaning most visitors find it easiest to arrive on foot. However, the museum is also well-connected by both bus and rail and York Train Station is just a 15-minute walk from York Army Museum. There are also plenty of parking lots nearby.
When to Get There
York Army Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from the mid-morning until the late afternoon. Skip Saturdays and visit early for a quieter experience or stop by during the school holidays, when guides are often available to demonstrate uniforms, weapons, and combat gear. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
What to Do Nearby
As one of the most historic cities in England, there’s plenty to see and do in York. Marvel over the intricate York Minster Cathedral, climb Clifford’s Tower, walk the city walls, or learn about vikings at Jorvik. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the city’s flourishing gin and chocolate scenes on city tours which sometimes combine the two.