If you visit the Yorkshire Museum in York you'll be able to see one of Britain's archaeological treasures: The Cawood Sword. This is the finest Viking sword ever found in the UK - a large 1,000-year-old weapon discovered in the River Ouse. Of course, there are a huge number of other fascinating exhibits to see in the Yorkshire Museum. Visitors can find impressive permanent collections covering biology (including enormous numbers of insects), geology (with some nationally important fossils), astronomy (housed in a separate observatory) and archaeology (an amazing collection of almost a million objects). Look out for more historic highlights like the eighth-century local soldier's helmet and the Bedale Hoard of Viking gold and silver.
For full details visit:http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk/