Heading for the banks of the Ouse, Mr Monkey scurried through the Museum Gardens. He gazed at the museum, which was built in 1830 by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society as one of the first purpose-built museums in the country. It's recently re-opened after a £2miliion refurbishment. Mr Monkey had a quick look at the ruins of St Mary's Abbey. Founded in 1088 the Abbey was turned into a palace for Henry VIII after the Dissolution and was later used as source of building stone for the builders of York.
You can read about the museum at the Yorkshire Museum website.
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