Previous Exhibition: Capital of the North
In the medieval kingdoms of Britain, the north was ruled from York.
Anglian kings were baptised in its churches, Viking warriors plotted their southern raids and the Normans cruelly stamped their authority on the masses. From the ravages of war, the city went on to flourish in a golden age of innovation, religion and trade.
Through it all York was a place of power, art, greed and bloodshed. Through it all York was the Capital of the North.
Featuring some of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects ever found in Britain and exploring the lives of some of the most powerful people of the period, this exhibition told the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York’s walls.
Visitors could find out more through specially-made films within the exhibition. Families were able to trace the stories of key historical figures through fun cartoon characters and try their hand at a fantasy jousting computer game!
- Eboracum Roman Festival is BACK!
- York Museums Trust announces move of CEO Reyahn King to a new post at National Trust for Scotland
- YORKSHIRE MUSEUM RE-OPENS ITS DOORS!
- Staff health and wellbeing shown to be at the heart of York Museums Trust. All staff to benefit from a week’s holiday in early January and encouraged to rest and recuperate
- Rare Roman bronzes acquired by the Yorkshire Museum