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Re-opening statement – York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum

We’re excited to announce that York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum will reopen on August 1. The Yorkshire Museum will remain closed for the time being  to allow us to focus on putting in place our plans to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors at the gallery and castle museum. Details of …

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York Museum Gardens Reopening in June

York Museum Gardens, managed by the charity York Museums Trust,  will reopen to the public from Thursday 25 June. Initially the Gardens will reopen seven days a week from 10:30am to 6pm. The Trust are really looking forward to welcoming people back to enjoy the gardens as they come into full summer bloom. We recognise how …

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Museum Gardens at Home

Help create a home grown flower display Sow seeds this spring and take part in a project to create a colourful community flower display in York Museum Gardens planned for this summer. York Museums Trust are encouraging people to plant any flower seeds they have and to share their experiences, tips and results through social …

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Famous Portrait of King Richard III to go on Display at the Yorkshire Museum

The world-famous late 16th century portrait of Richard III will go on display at the Yorkshire Museum as part of a new exhibition, in summer 2020. The painting, which has become synonymous with the depiction of Richard III, is on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, London, and will be displayed alongside the museum’s outstanding …

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York’s First Photographs

A New Trail in York Museum Gardens Celebrates Victorian Visionaries 29 August- 4 November 2019 The first photographs taken in York, depicting Victorian visionaries, innovators and influencers, are on display in York Museum Gardens and Library Lawn as part of a new trail. In 1844, the greatest scientific minds in the UK gathered for the York meeting of the …

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800 YEAR OLD INTERNATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT FIND RETURNS TO YORK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO CENTURIES

An 800 year old Figure of Christ originally belonging to the monks of York’s St Mary’s Abbey has returned to the city for the first time in nearly two centuries. The internationally significant find survived the brutal Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII and was rediscovered in 1826 as plans were being drawn up …

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800 year old internationally significant find returns to York for the first time in two centuries

An 800 year old Figure of Christ originally belonging to the monks of York’s St Mary’s Abbey has returned to the city for the first time in nearly two centuries. The internationally significant find survived the brutal Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII and was rediscovered in 1826 as plans were being drawn up …

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Low Sensory Experiences

We know that our museum can be loud and busy at times, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects and smells so it’s a less overwhelming environment for our visitors. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas …

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One Giant Leap!

Mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing at the Yorkshire Museum with a weekend of activities on July 20 and 21 that are out of this world… Step inside a cosmodome and be transported into space, visit the oldest working observatory in York, learn about the historic Cooke telescope, handle real meteorites, learn about lunar geology …

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York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend

York residents are invited to visit three of York’s most popular attractions for free this weekend. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum are all free to York residents over the weekend of June 29 and 30. Visitors to York Castle Museum’s new exhibition The Museum of Broken Relationships can see objects …

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