23 April 2019
The dinosaurs and sea monsters of Jurassic Yorkshire have helped the Yorkshire Museum have a huge 12 months – with visitor numbers the highest since York Museums Trust was formed in 2002.
More than 163,000 people came to the museum between April 2018 and April 2019.
This was 36% up on the previous financial year which is the second most successful …
21 February 2019
An expert in large scale strategic property and regeneration projects has been named the new Chair of the Trustees for York Museums Trust (YMT).
James Grierson, from York, has been a member and Vice Chair of the Trustees since 2014.
A qualified chartered surveyor, James was a partner and executive board member of the UK’ …
23 January 2019
Join us to spot the wonderful birdlife of York Museum Gardens
Treecreepers, nuthatches and Britain’s smallest bird – the goldcrest – are just some of the birds you could spot at this year’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ (RSPB) Big Garden Bird Watch at York Museum Gardens.
Curators and the gardens team …
23 January 2019
Surround yourself in sounds that inspire Kaiser Chiefs, bump into the BFG, feed a virtual dinosaur or marvel at the shoes of Vivienne Westwood – all free for York residents this weekend.
As part of the city’s annual York Residents Festival, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum are free to …
31 July 2018
One of York’s greatest treasures has returned to the city midway through a national tour which has already seen it viewed by more than 50,000 people.
The York Helmet, the best surviving Anglian Helmet in Europe, has been on display at Nottingham Lakeside Arts and The Atkinson, Southport, as part of the Yorkshire Museum …
Refugee Week at York Museums Trust
18-24 June 2018
The chance to take part in a Q&A with the director of an award winning film on the children of the Calais Jungle is taking place at the Yorkshire Museum on June 20 as part of Refugee Week (June 18-24).
Calais Children: A Case to Answer …
York residents receive free entry to York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum
June 23-24 2018
Feed a dinosaur, see a major new exhibition by a world renowned potter or delve into treasures of York Castle Museum later this month at the York Museums Trust Open Weekend.
York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum …
14 May 2018
A new display revealing the hidden history of the women who gave their time, money and collections to a society which initially banned them from joining has been revealed at the Yorkshire Museum.
Set up in 1822 as a forum to improve members’ understanding of natural sciences, the Yorkshire Philosophical Society (YPS) refused membership to …
11 April 2018
Some of the finest images of plant life, gardens and green spaces in the world will go on show in York next month in a new display in York Museum Gardens.
Now in its 12th year, The International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s most prestigious photographic competition for this genre, …
5 April 2018
Palaeontologists have discovered part of the skeleton of a 180 million-year-old pregnant ichthyosaur with the remains of between six and eight tiny embryos between its ribs.
The new specimen was studied by palaeontologists Mike Boyd and Dean Lomax from The University of Manchester. It was collected around 2010 from near Whitby, North Yorkshire and is from …