With a National Art Pass you get
The more you see, the more we do.
The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.
The Yorkshire Museum was one of the first purpose-built museums in the country when it was opened in 1830 by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.
It offers an impressive range of collections, from Roman archaeology to 15th-century jewellery. The building is surrounded by ten acres of beautiful botanic gardens, planted at the same time the museum was built.
It reopened on 1 August 2010 following a nine-month, £2 million refurbishment project called Letting in the Light, which saw it join nine other museums on the long list for the Art Fund Prize 2011.
The museum takes a perhaps unusual approach to visitor interaction, according to Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller. As one of the judges for the Art Fund Prize 2011, he commented on his BBC Radio 4 podcast, while standing on a mosaic at York: 'it's so unusual that you're allowed to interact with objects like this; but this museum seems to encourage it, and they're not afraid of the public touching things - within reason, obviously'.