Don’t just spare a thought for Yorkshire’s top indoor tourist attractions.
Use some of your spare time to visit and support these great places which have been closed for months due to coronavirus restrictions.
Today (Monday) will be a watershed moment for the attractions that do the majority (or all) of their business indoors.
Some have been quick off the mark and opened today while some will be open later this week.
But remember: while these places will be open, it won’t be the same as it was before the pandemic hit in March 2020.
Attractions will be operating at a Covid-safe reduced capacity and, in most cases, you will need to book tickets in advance.
Face masks are essential unless you are medically exempt.
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One of the North’s biggest aquariums has reopened today. Tickets must be booked in advance.
Jorvik Viking Centre
This museum to York ‘s early medieval history is back in action today. Tickets should be booked in advance and you are advised not to bring large bags into the attraction.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
This steam railway through the North York Moors is again open to passengers but it is recommended you book your tickets in advance.
The gates of Yorkshire’s best preserved medieval castle are open again. Tickets need to be booked in advance.
White Scar Cave
Britain’s longest show cave, near Ingleton, opened today, according to its website.
York’s bloodiest attraction is back in action. In fact, a Boris Johnson lookalike declared the dungeon open again today.
You’re strongly advised to book tickets online before you arrive.
York’s (and possibly Yorkshire’s) most famous building is once again open to visitors.
Tickets must be booked in advance here.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The outdoor sections of this giant open air gallery are already open but the Underground Gallery, with an exhibition by Joana Vasconcelos, opens today.
The Weston Gallery opens tomorrow with an exhibition by Joan Miró.
The indoor restaurant also opens tomorrow.
Tickets should be booked in advance.
Open this week
Brontë Parsonage Museum
The museum to the famous literary sisters in their former home reopens on Wednesday.
Tickets must be booked in advance.
Henry Moore Institute
This art gallery and archive in Leeds city centre opens on Tuesday. You don’t need to book in advance, although it is recommended as you may have to wait outside until sufficient space becomes available. There’s more information here.
One of the North’s top modern art galleries, in Wakefield, reopens on Friday.
Booking isn’t necessary but you may have to wait outside if it’s busy. For more info click here.
National Railway Museum
Britain’s number one railway museum reopens to the public on Wednesday. Tickets are free but you’ll need to book them in advance.
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National Science and Media Museum
The museum together with the Pictureville Cinema will be back in action on Wednesday, followed by the Imax cinema on Friday.
Entry to the Bradford museum is free but tickets need to be booked in advance.
Britain’s premier warfare museum reopens on Wednesday. Admission is free but you will need to book your ticket in advance.
Our information comes from the attractions’ official websites and social media channels and may be subject to change.