York Castle Museum

Celebrating York’s Gypsy and Traveller Heritage

Open 27 May 2023 through Summer 2024
Included in general admission, book tickets here

York Castle Museum is proud to present a new community exhibition developed with York Travellers Trust, celebrating the rich history of the Gypsy and Traveller Communities (GTC) in York. Through photography, an installation designed by members of the GTC, historical information and a film, the display will celebrate their important connections to the city.

Gypsy and Traveller communities are often portrayed as one group. The truth is that although they share traditions, language and cultures, they vary from family to family and from town to town. The communities have faced challenges and discrimination over the years, including issues with accommodation, education, and healthcare. In York, we have large, settled communities of Gypsies and Travellers who have lived in the city for generations on sites and in houses.