Planning a visit

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Getting here

We're 540m (600 yards) from York railway station. If you're arriving by train, there's a footbridge from the railway station to the our main entrance (not suitable for wheelchairs). Or you can follow the signs from the city centre. We're signposted from York's ring road if you're coming by car or coach.

School coaches can park free, but you'll need to book a space in advance.

Risk assessment

We're committed to providing as safe and healthy an environment for you as is reasonably practical. To this end, we risk assess all our events and activities.

Our guidelines are designed to assist you as a teacher or group leader when you complete your own risk assessment during a preliminary visit here. It lists areas you can visit, and raises awareness of the possible risks. Please remember that a risk assessment document is only valid if completed by a teacher/group leader.

You can minimise the risk to yourself and your group when you visit us by paying attention to these guidelines:

  • Group leaders are responsible for their group’s safety and behaviour whilst they are in the museum, and must ensure that their group is supervised at all times 
  • Provide a sufficient number of adult supervisors for the age and ability of your children. NRM recommended ratios are:
    Early Years – 1:4
    Primary – 1:8
    Secondary – 1:10
  • Be aware of changes in the weather and how this may affect your environment, in particular surfaces
  • Should an accident occur, group leaders are requested to contact a member of staff as soon as possible

Most important of all, enjoy yourselves!

Risk Assessment Guidance document for teachers

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NRM York, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

Opening times
Daily 10am-6pm
Closed 24, 25, 26 December

Contact the Learning team

To make a booking or to find out more information about what we offer, please contact the Learning Support Officer on 01904 686230 or email

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