Yorkshire Museum

York’s First Photographs- new trail from Wednesday 29th August

The first photographs taken in York, depicting Victorian visionaries, innovators and influencers, will be on display in York Museum Gardens and Library Lawn as part of a new trail from Wednesday 29th August.

Their visit was captured on camera by D O Hill and R Adamson, leaders in their field, and these very early photographs, known as calotypes, are believed to have been the very first taken in York. The photographs have be reproduced with the permission of the National Galleries Scotland.

Follow the trail to discover more about twelve Victorians who made their mark on York and the world of science.

This display is a joint venture between the YPS, York Museums Trust, and York Explore, and all three partners will be staging a series of supporting events. To download the PDF of the full series of complementary events click here