The central location of York’s Chocolate Story makes the attraction easy to check off on a day of city sightseeing. Combo passes often include admission to the museum along with other must-sees, such as York Dungeon and JORVIK Viking Centre. Fun for all ages, museum tours typically include a chocolate-making demonstration, samples, and a hands-on class. Book in advance to skip the ticket line.
Things to know before you go
- The museum is fully accessible to wheelchairs.
- Strollers are permitted, but may need to be folded during peak hours.
- If you have food allergies, let your guide know before beginning the tour.
- Tours last around an hour and a half—put aside extra time for gift shop browsing or a café visit.
How to get there
Right at the top of the Shambles on King’s Square, York’s Chocolate Story is about a 15-minute walk from York’s main train station. No parking is available in the pedestrian area, but nearby Museum Street is served by local bus 2 and the park-and-ride system.
When to get there
The museum offers plenty of immersive activities to keep the whole family entertained on a rainy day. York’s Chocolate Story is particularly popular around Easter, when the museum runs all sorts of themed events, like egg hunts and special classes.
York’s Chocolate Trail
The museum is the standout destination on the York Chocolate Trail, a walking route that takes in all the important landmarks in the city’s sweet history, including Fairfax House, Rowntree Park, and York Castle Museum. York Pass holders enjoy free entry to most sights on the circuit.