Yorkshire’s military history comes to life at the York Army Museum, home to one of the most important regimental collections in the UK.

The two main collections curated by the museum are from serving regiments The Royal Dragoon Guards and The Yorkshire Regiment. Artefacts and documents explore over 300 years of British Army soldiers who have fought in these regiments on every continent around the world, in nearly all the nation’s wars.

While the displays are global there is a special focus on the regiments’ unique connection to Yorkshire – an interactive programme of events and exhibitions explores Yorkshire’s army history from 1685 to the present day.

The museum has also worked alongside communities to research, document and better understand their local First World War memorials, including not just traditional memorials but also town halls, sports grounds and libraries, made both to honour the fallen and benefit the living.


York Army Museum

3 Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SB

01904 461010


Opening times

Opening hours from 25 January 2022 are as follows:

10:00-16:30 Tuesday; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Before your visit you can take a quick peek at the museum with our virtual tour


We want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit to the museum: there is a one way route around the museum, floor stickers and signage, and staff will be on hand to assist.

Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance and exit. We have an enhanced cleaning regime in place.

Face coverings should be worn in the museum. If you are exempt from wearing a face covering just mention this to our staff when you arrive.

Our new procedures have gained the Good to Go certification from Visit England, so visitors can be assured that we are following government and industry Covid-19 Guidelines.

There are no toilets at the museum, however public toilets, including an accessible toillet, are 110m/120 yards from the museum near the Castle Carpark.

Exhibitions nearby

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