Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Y is for Yorkshire Museum

In 1822 the Yorkshire Philosophical Society (YPS) was founded and in 1827 they in turn founded the Yorkshire Museum seen above. This was only the second purpose built museum in the country. The architect was William Wilkins Junior and he favoured the Greek Revival style. 
The YPS (and the museum) are still going strong, as a list of planned events for 2013 illustrates.
Taking part in ABC Wednesday


  1. When I realised that the letter today was 'Y', you came to mind :). I haven't been to York Museum...on the list!

  2. Quite a slate of topics! I actually think the one about the Plague would be interesting! The disease sure changed Europe.

  3. sturdy structure with important content
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. I was in this building in the summer and very nice it is too. The Leeds Lit and Phil was founded in 1819 and still exists today.

  5. Wonderful photo of an historical building ~ My dog is a Yorkie ~ would love to see Yorkshire ~

    (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol)

  6. Yorkshire is so beautiful - is this in York? I just passed through there this trip but had a few hours there years ago. Must go back!

    abcw team

    1. Yes this building is in the Museum Gardens in the centre of the city


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