Henry VII Experience


This exhibition, housed inside York's most impressive city gate, explores the reign of Henry VII (r 1485–1509), the first Tudor king of England, who defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the climax of the Wars of the Roses.

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1. National Railway Museum

0.33 MILES

York's National Railway Museum – the biggest in the world, with more than 100 locomotives – is well presented and crammed with fascinating stuff. It is…

2. York Dungeon

0.37 MILES

Two thousand years of York’s gory history are acted out at this Northern version of the London Dungeon, which added new attractions during a 2016 revamp…

3. Museum Gardens

0.39 MILES

In the grounds of the peaceful Museum Gardens, you can see the Multangular Tower, a part of the City Walls that was once the western tower of the Roman…

4. Yorkshire Museum

0.44 MILES

Most of York's Roman archaeology is hidden beneath the medieval city, so the superb displays in the Yorkshire Museum are invaluable if you want to get an…

5. Clifford's Tower

0.45 MILES

There's precious little left of York Castle except for this evocative stone tower, a highly unusual four-lobed design built into the castle's keep after…

6. Jorvik Viking Centre

0.45 MILES

Interactive multimedia exhibits aimed at bringing history to life often achieve exactly the opposite, but the much-hyped Jorvik manages to pull it off…

7. Barley Hall

0.49 MILES

This restored medieval townhouse, tucked down an alleyway, includes a permanent exhibition of life in the times of Henry VIII. It was once the home of…

8. York Castle Museum


This excellent museum has displays of everyday life through the centuries, with reconstructed domestic interiors, a Victorian street and a prison cell…