The new Yorkshire Museum, York

As part of my research for Manchester Museum’s new Nature’s Library gallery, I visited the revamped Yorkshire Museum in York.

Their brief was to redisplay the natural history and archaeology collections on a pretty tight budget. On the whole, I think they have done a good job.

Here are the things I liked:

  • The mix of taxidermy and fossils
  • The fabulous Plesiosaur and Ichthyosaur display
  • The bite-size story lines
  • The nice use of images
  • The view to the books above the galleries
  • The Roman mosaic, that you can actually walk on!


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