23 January 2017
YMT Card Holders are invited to join us for three special previews and events this Spring to celebrate the opening of our fantastic new exhibitions at York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum. The events are as follows –
York Art Gallery – Albert Moore: Of Beauty & Aesthetics
6 April 2017, 1.30pm – 4pm
18 January 2017
A major capital redevelopment of York Castle Museum is being planned by York Museums Trust as part of the city’s ambition to transform the Castle Gateway.
The Trust is in the early stages of developing a scheme to redevelop York Castle Museum and do justice to the site and its world class collections. …
10 January 2017
York Museums Trust have appointed a fundraising manager to help the charity increase income for major projects, new exhibitions and events.
Rebecca Williams, 33, joins the Trust from the Royal Armouries in Leeds where she led campaigns to raise significant funds for capital projects and programmes.
Her role at the Trust will include submitting funding …
4 January 2017
Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past
1 April 2017- 5 January 2018
Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets this Easter as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore.
Start your chocolate journey from the museum’s Period Rooms to discover how the Georgians, …
28 November 2016
York Castle Museum will be holding another Relaxed Opening event on Sunday 11 December 2016 to enabled those who would prefer a quieter visit to our museum to enjoy our Christmas decorations and activities.
During the event, museum staff will put the lights on full and turn off all the sound effects to provide a a …
1 November 2016
The Men Who Said No
1 November 2016 – 29 January 2017
York Quakers have opened a new display at York Castle Museum as part of the 1914: When the World Changed Forever exhibition, looking at the stories behind the Conscientious Objectors of the First World War. The Men Who Said No will focus on the centenary of the Military …
27 October 2016
On Saturday 19 November and Saturday 10 December 2016, YMT Cardholders will receive a 20% discount on their purchases rather than the usual 10%.
This will apply to all products on sale at the York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum, and the majority of products at York Art Gallery (exclusions apply – please ask a member of staff during …
5 October 2016
York Castle Museum recently welcomed members of the local branch of the National Autistic Society who delivered an Understanding Autism Talk as part of the charity’s ‘Too Much Information’ campaign in advance of the museum’s next Relaxed Opening on Sunday 16th October 2016.
From 9:30am to 11:30am, the noises and sound effects will …
20 September 2016
York Museums Trust and the York Theatre Royal are working together on a collaborative project to create a bespoke play for the Theatre Royal’s Youth Theatre to perform at the York Castle Museum.
The play will be inspired by the Museum’s First World War gallery and the research the curatorial team has …
13 September 2016
York Castle Museum has been named in the top ten museums in the UK in the Trip Advisor 2016 Traveller’s Choice Awards. The museum entered the top ten for the first time after receiving thousands of positive reviews on the visitor feedback website.
More than 3,500 reviews are in the top category of “Excellent” with …