Chocolate museums

Before the pandemic the City Adventurers were lucky enough to visit a number of Chocolate museums.

York’s Chocolate Story

York’s Chocolate Story is located in the heart of York.

Our group arrived and were taken through the story of chocolate and the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families. From the Chocolate Orange to the Kit Kat, we discovered chocolate’s origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert, as well as the sustainable future of chocolate.

At the end of the tour we were able to make our own chocolate lollies to take home.

York’s Chocolate Story

York chocolate museum - photo by Juliamaud
York chocolate museum – photo by Juliamaud

Cadbury World

You cannot think of chocolate museums without thinking of Cadbury World. Situated at Bournville, near Birmingham, this attraction offers free parking spaces for visitors.

Founded in 1990, Cadbury World features a number of zones sharing the history of chocolate and the story of Cadbury. There is even a ride through part to the experience. And again, you get to eat the products.

Cadbury World

Cadbury - Photo by Juliamaud
Cadbury – Photo by Juliamaud

The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

Hershey is the iconic American brand of chocolate, which makes The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue the place for chocolate lovers to go. The Hershey Company is rich in chocolate history, with early inventions dating back to 1892. The attraction celebrates the history of Milton S. Hershey and the confectionary he founded.

We were a little upset the two times we went to The Hershey Story, as you could buy the chocolates but you didn’t get the big “free samples” you do in England. Maybe things have changed since we visited, first in 1988 and again in 2007. We were there for the 100 years of Happy celebration at Hershey Park in 2007. The current visitor experience, housed in Pennsylvania, opened in 2009.

The Hershey Story


On a trip to Cologne, we happened upon one of the top ten German museums – The Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum or Imhoff chocolate museum. It was opened in 1993 and shows the history of chocolate to contemporary products and production methods. Since March 2006, the Swiss chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprüngli has been its partner in producing exhibits. 


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