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A Guide to Visiting York’s Chocolate Story

November 22, 2019

If you’re like me then you won’t be aware of the great significance that the City of York has had on the history of chocolate! York’s Chocolate Story takes you right back in time as far as the Mayan Empire to share the incredible story of how chocolate arrived in this part of the world. The museum brings history to life with your own guide through a series of interactive experiences as well as live chocolate demonstrations and plenty of opportunities for taste testing!


In the heart of historic York, York’s Chocolate Story is in Kings Square right next the The Shambles.

Who will enjoy it?

The experience will appeal to all ages right from toddlers to grandparents.

How much?

An adult ticket costs £12.50, a child £10 or a family ticket will cost £39.95.

There are a number of discount offers available including 20% discounts for Armed Service, NHS and Emergency Service workers.

You can also claim a £5 off voucher through Yorkshire attractions.


Our guide, Simon made the experience really engaging and fun. He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to listen to.

We really enjoyed hearing about all the families based in York who have influence the shape of chocolate as we know it today including names such as Terry’s and Rowntree’s.

Our absolute highlight was the chocolate workshop experience. Here we were all invited to make our own chocolate lollipop using a mix of delicious toppings.

I was also fascinated to hear about all the different flavours of KitKat you can buy around the world…including octopus flavour in Japan!

Anything else?

Make time to explore the chocolate shop and have a hot chocolate after. And of course enjoy a walk along the Shambles to work off all that chocolate afterwards!

With thanks to York’s Chocolate Story for inviting us to visit.

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