Explore the wonders of deep time - from the creatures lurking in Carboniferous forests to the dinosaurs of the Jurassic. Welcome to our unique museum.
OPEN EVERYDAY except Wednesday
Open Feb half-term holiday - no need to book!
Opening times: 10 AM - 4 PM
Hope to see you soon!
The YNHM is a public museum dedicated to making the sciences as accessible as possible.
We operate as both a public repository for specimens and an independent research organisation.
At the Yorkshire Natural History Museum, many our fossils date back millions of years. We conserve over 10,000 specimens in our collection in perpetuity for the benefit of the public.
We are fortunate to have the most well-equipped palaeontology laboratory in the country in our museum. We collaborate with museums and universities across the globe, with our team of active researchers continually producing academic publications.
Ever wondered how palaeontologists extract fossils from rocks? How dinosaur bones are revealed from stone? Well now you can learn exactly how scientists do this, and even do so yourself!
A unique experience at the museum presented by our supporter Neo Jurassica. Come and have a go in a real working laboratory. No actors, you are taught by qualified palaeontolgists and get a true hands-on experience.
With a 12 person capacity, the experience is perfect for group bookings of families, friends and even for couples on a date!
The public laboratory is suitable for everyone over the age of 12, no need for any prior experience or knowledge on fossils.
Book now to get an exclusive tour guided experience of the museum's collection by one of our curators. Learn about the collection directly from the experts with a more hands-on approach to viewing the displays.
Ever wanted to hold a real dinosaur bone? Well on these tours you can, along with other incredible up-close experiences with genuine ancient specimens in our collection. Wish to learn more about particular objects? Feel free to ask as many questions as you like, we will be delighted to answer.
Our tours are perfect for tailored educational visits, and are suitable for visitors of all ages.
Due to the Edwardian age of the building, access to the gallery is limited to a staircase.
We currently lack funding for a lift but are actively raising funds to make our museum as accessible as possible.
We are a welcoming museum, but we are small, with a maximum capacity of 60 individuals. The displays are all in one gallery but there is plenty to see!
Please take into account we are a new museum and not everything is as it should be yet. We are still growing and appreciate your support!
We are a small charity but try our best to keep entry as affordable as possible. Tickets are:
Free for 5 Years and Under
£2 for Under 16's
£4 an Adult
£10 for a Family Ticket: 2 Adults and 2 Children