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Yorks Chocolate Story

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Location: York

Postcode: YO1 7LD

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Indulge your sweet tooth and uncover the delicious history of chocolate in York at York's Chocolate Story - a hands-on experience that is sure to delight chocoholics of all ages.

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  • Yorks Chocolate Story

    York is a city famous for many things, including its rich history, stunning architecture, and charming atmosphere. But for chocolate lovers, there is one attraction that stands out above the rest: York’s Chocolate Story.

    Located in the heart of the city, York’s Chocolate Story is a museum and visitor experience that celebrates the history and heritage of chocolate making in York. From the earliest days of the cocoa trade to the modern chocolate industry, the museum takes visitors on a journey through the fascinating story of chocolate.

    Highlights of the experience include the chance to watch live chocolate-making demonstrations, where skilled chocolatiers show visitors how some of their most popular products are made. Visitors can also learn about the history of chocolate in York, which dates back to the 18th century when local entrepreneurs began importing cocoa beans and experimenting with new recipes.

    The museum also features a collection of chocolate-related artefacts, including vintage packaging, advertisements, and equipment used in chocolate making. Visitors can also take part in a tasting session, where they can sample some of the delicious chocolates made in York.

    But perhaps the most exciting part of the experience is the chance to create your own chocolate masterpiece. In the hands-on Chocolate Making Zone, visitors can roll up their sleeves and get creative, making their own chocolates to take home with them.

    Overall, a visit to York’s Chocolate Story is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth or an interest in the city’s rich history. With its interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, and delicious tastings, the museum is a fun and educational experience that is sure to delight visitors of all ages.

    So why not plan your visit today and discover the story of chocolate in York for yourself? You’re sure to leave with a greater appreciation for this sweet treat and the people who have made it a beloved part of the city’s culture for centuries.

  • Highlights
    Not to be missed when visiting

    Guided Tour: The tour takes you through the history of chocolate and York’s integral role in the chocolate industry. Learn about the families that founded York’s famous chocolate-making companies.

    Chocolate Making: Get a chance to make your own chocolate lollies and see the chocolatiers at work creating exquisite chocolate products.

    Tasting Sessions: Throughout your journey, you’ll get to taste a variety of chocolate products, from cocoa beans to finished chocolate bars.

    Historic Chocolate Packaging: See a collection of historic packaging from York’s chocolate past.

    The Story Zone: This area tells the story of York’s place in the history of chocolate, with exhibits on the Rowntree’s, Terry’s, and Craven’s factories.

    Virtual Factory Tour: Explore how chocolate is made, from the cacao tree to the chocolate bar, in a virtual tour.

    The Indulgence Zone: End your tour by enjoying a special chocolate tasting, where you’ll learn how to taste chocolate like a professional.

    Shop: Before you leave, don’t forget to stop by the shop to pick up some sweet souvenirs, from gourmet chocolates to unique gifts.


  • What is York's Chocolate Story?

    York’s Chocolate Story is an interactive museum in York, England that showcases the city’s rich history in the chocolate and confectionery industry.

  • What are the opening hours of York's Chocolate Story?

    The opening hours may vary, so it’s always best to check the official website for the most up-to-date information.

    Currently open daily from 10AM.

  • Is there an admission fee to enter York's Chocolate Story?

    Yes, there is an admission fee. It’s recommended to book tickets online in advance.

    Check availability and book tickets for York’s Chocolate Story here.

  • Is York's Chocolate Story suitable for children?

    Yes, York’s Chocolate Story is a family-friendly attraction. Children will especially enjoy the interactive elements and chocolate making.

  • Is York's Chocolate Story wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, the entire tour of York’s Chocolate Story is accessible to wheelchair users. It is advised to inform the museum about any access requirements prior to your visit.

  • Can I purchase chocolates from York's Chocolate Story?

    Yes, the on-site shop sells a variety of chocolate products, including some that are made on premises.

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