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Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor Displays Work in Major Outdoor Exhibition

3 April 2019 Large scale sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons will be displayed in a major new outside exhibition in York this spring. Ancient and Modern will include nine sculptures inspired by nature, myth and ancient cultures. Based in nearby Cawood, this is Lyons’ first major exhibition in York. They will be displayed in the …

April 4, 2019

New Chair of Trustees Appointed at York Museums Trust

21 February 2019 An expert in large scale strategic property and regeneration projects has been named the new Chair of the Trustees for York Museums Trust (YMT). James Grierson, from York, has been a member and Vice Chair of the Trustees since 2014. A qualified chartered surveyor, James was a partner and executive board member of the UK’ …

February 21, 2019

Take Part in the World’s Biggest Birdwatch!

23 January 2019 Join us to spot the wonderful birdlife of York Museum Gardens Treecreepers, nuthatches and Britain’s smallest bird – the goldcrest – are just some of the birds you could spot at this year’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ (RSPB) Big Garden Bird Watch at York Museum Gardens. Curators and the gardens team …

January 23, 2019

Visit York Museums Trust sites for Free This York Residents Festival

23 January 2019 Surround yourself in sounds that inspire Kaiser Chiefs, bump into the BFG, feed a virtual dinosaur or marvel at the shoes of Vivienne Westwood – all free for York residents this weekend. As part of the city’s annual York Residents Festival, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum are free to …

January 23, 2019

New Species for Britain Found in York Museum Gardens

A species of creature never recorded in Britain before has been discovered in the heart of York. The tiny leaf miner known as Phytomyza scotina, is normally found in Europe, from Germany to Russia. But during a survey looking for leaf miners in York Museum Gardens, expert Barry Warrington collected a number of unusual samples. …

September 18, 2018

Planting Starts for York Mediale Environmental Project

The life of pollinating insects will be the theme for an installation for York Mediale, which runs from 27 September to 6 October 2018, and work started this weekend on the first stage of the project: a timber plant pavilion, which will grow, bloom and entice insects to the unique attraction. The Pollinarium is a project by Loop. …

August 7, 2018

York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend

York residents receive free entry to York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum June 23-24 2018 Feed a dinosaur, see a major new exhibition by a world renowned potter or delve into treasures of York Castle Museum later this month at the York Museums Trust Open Weekend. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum …

June 11, 2018

International Garden Photographer of the Year Comes to York Museum Gardens for 2018

11 April 2018 Some of the finest images of plant life, gardens and green spaces in the world will go on show in York next month in a new display in York Museum Gardens. Now in its 12th year, The International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s most prestigious photographic competition for this genre, …

April 11, 2018

York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum Open As Normal

1 March 2018 York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum are all open normal hours this week. The Artists Garden and the Edible Wood behind York Art Gallery are closed until further notice due to the weather conditions. Visitors are asked to plan their journey ahead as there is heavy snow and high winds …

March 1, 2018

Visit York Museums Trust sites for free this York Residents’ Festival January 27 and 28 2018

19 January 2018 March with the Suffragettes at York Castle Museum, learn about the birdlife of the York Museum Gardens and be inspired by the art of York Art Gallery later this month as York Museums Trust takes part in the York Residents’ Festival. On the weekend of January 27 and 28 York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum and …

January 19, 2018