Christmas at York Museum Gardens 2017 – Experience the magic after dark

4 September 2017 This winter, York will welcome its newest attraction, as the City’s beloved York Museum Gardens are transformed into an illuminated trail to host Christmas at York Museum Gardens. Opening on Thursday 16 November 2017, the gardens will be filled with light, colour and music as the City’s beautiful, medieval grounds play host to an …

September 4, 2017

York Museums Trust Successful in Arts Council England Bid

27 June 2017 York Museums Trust has been successful in securing £4.9 million of Arts Council England funding over the next four years. The Trust was rated strong in every area of its assessment except for Goal One, showing Excellence in Arts and Culture, which was rated as Outstanding. The Trust will also receive £1.35 million over four years …

June 27, 2017

York Museums Trust Phone Lines Repaired

20 June 2017 The York Museums Trust phone lines have now been repaired and our central number is now contactable – 01904 687687 – which can be used for all enquiries regarding the Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery. Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience.

June 20, 2017

York Museums Trust Phone Lines Currently Down

19 June 2017 Please note that the York Museums Trust phone lines are currently down, which includes our central number of 01905 687687 for the Yorkshire Museum, York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum. If you would like to contact us please do so via email at We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope …

June 19, 2017

Significant Court Ruling on Rates in favour of York Museums Trust

6 June 2017 York Museums Trust’s business rates have been reduced following a court ruling which could have a significant impact on the way English and Welsh museums are valued in the future. The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has ruled on appeals in favour of the Trust which argued that rates should be set based on …

June 6, 2017

York Museum Gardens Feature Nominated For The Press People’s Award in the York Design Awards 2017

5 June 2017 A geological mosaic map in the York Museum Gardens has been shortlisted for The Press People’s Award in the York Design Awards 2017. Of the 33 schemes that have entered this year’s York Design Awards, 32 have put themselves forward for The Press People’s Award. This is the only award to be voted for …

June 5, 2017

Roman Re-Enactors To Arrive in the York Museum Gardens on Saturday 3 June 2017

2 June 2017 As part of the Eboracum Roman Festival, Roman re-enactors will be taking part in military parades, siege weapon demonstrations, and a Living History Camp in the York Museum Gardens on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June 2017. The first Eboracum Roman Festival took place in 2016 and saw more than 28,000 people attend. This year’s festival takes place …

June 2, 2017

Bag Search at York Museums Trust Venues

24 May 2017 In light of the recent attack in Manchester, York Museums Trust has increased security measures at all sites. With immediate effect, all bags will be searched and large bags and suitcases will no longer be allowed inside the buildings. This is for your own safety. We thank you for your cooperation.

May 24, 2017

York Museums Trust Seeks to Appoint Three New Trustees to the Board from the Autumn of 2017

19 May 2017 The new appointments occur at an exciting time as the Trust pursues ambitious forward plans, including a major capital project for York Castle Museum, supporting the development of the Castle area as a cultural quarter; expanding YMT Enterprises to increase income streams and the resilience of YMT; increasing the frequency and profile of YMT’ …

May 19, 2017

Experts Hunt for York’s Roman Amphitheatre as part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2017

Leading archaeologists including Time Team’s Stewart Ainsworth will gather in York Museum Gardens next month to hunt for clues which may reveal the hidden location of York’s Roman Amphitheatre. The Gardens and Kings Manor were chosen as the most likely site in the city for the amphitheatre after school children, community groups and …

May 16, 2017