Yorkshire On a Budget: Museums to Explore

by MWB News | Friday, Jul 25, 2014 | 1273 views

National Railway MuseumYorkshire is an ideal holiday destination for groups of all sizes, whether the party consists of family and friends, or both. Apart from its wealth of picnic sites, walking and cycling routes, and other visitor attractions, this interesting England region is also home to several free admission museums perfect for everyone.

With help from the British Tourist Authority, Bridlington Holiday Cottages lists the best museums you can explore in Yorkshire:

National Railway Museum

This museum features over a million of wonderful displays that give you a peek into 300 years of rail history. You and your family and friends can see locomotives or watch the trains release steam in an outdoor play area. Entrance to the museum is free, but visitors can also order vouchers for discounts at the museum shop.

Museums Quarter

Museums Quarter is listed as one of the Guardian’s top free attractions. It consists of four different exhibits, with one of the main attractions being a life-sized woolly mammoth at the Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology. This top-rated attraction also lets you experience the sounds and smells of the past at the Streetlife Museum of Transport. You can also visit the birthplace of William Wilberforce to learn more about the slave trade in Wilberforce House.

Royal Armouries

Royal Armouries is home to Britain’s collection of arms and armours. The museum features live demonstrations, re-enactments, films, and thousands of spectacular exhibits. The museum has over 8,500 objects on display in five galleries – Tournament, Hunting, War, Oriental, and Self-Defence. Admission is free, but there are fees for special events in the museum.

The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield is an interesting art gallery that features the work of major contemporary artists. The gallery displays a collection of Modern British art and some of the most significant British artists of the 20th Century. The gallery also offers free creative workshops such as printmaking, artgami, speed drawing, and creative carving. You can contact the museum to learn more about the free family activities in the gallery.

These museums are just a few of free attractions in Yorkshire. Book a holiday cottage in this region and check out all the other fun things you can do with family and friends.

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