Dinosaurs, Vivienne Westwood and the BFG! York Museums Trust’s Major Exhibitions and Events for 2018

18 December 2017 Take an epic journey back to Jurassic Yorkshire, marvel at a private collection of Vivienne Westwood shoes and see the illustrations which brought the BFG to life, next year at York Museums Trust attractions. In March, Yorkshire’s Jurassic World will open at the Yorkshire Museum, exploring the deepest oceans, tropical seas and ancient …

December 18, 2017

Give a year of great days out this Christmas with the YMT Card

Looking for the perfect present? We’ve got the ultimate stocking-stuffer… Give your loved ones an unforgettable year of discovery and inspiration this Christmas. With a YMT Card they’ll enjoy unlimited free access to our three top York attractions – York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum & Gardens and York Art Gallery – for a whole …

November 7, 2017

Projects involving York Museums Trust shortlisted for three York Cultural Awards

1 November 2017 Three projects which York Museums Trust (YMT) collaborated with partners on have been shortlisted in this year’s York Cultural Awards. York Castle Museum’s Forward to Victory theatre project with York Theatre Royal’s Youth Theatre was included in the Best Cultural Partnership category. The Viking Virtual Reality, created in partnership with DC …

November 1, 2017

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

4 September 2017 Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, leading international producers of live entertainment, and the company behind Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland and THOR’S tipi bar, have partnered with Raymond Gubbay Ltd, world-renowned producers of illuminated Christmas trails and events in the United Kingdom to bring this magical new experience to the city. Christmas …

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