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Church, free entry

York St Mary's

York St Mary's

Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 at York St Mary's


York St. Mary's is a contemporary arts venue housed in a beautiful medieval church which opens every summer.

Each year, York Museums Trust commissions an artist to create a site specific installation within this unique space. The artists find inspiration within the walls of the atmospheric building and their work transforms it anew each summer.

The church itself, which was deconsecrated in 1958, could date back as far as 1020, but the bulk of the building dates to the early 13th century, with 14th and 15th century modifications. It has the tallest steeple in York at 47 metres high.

Opening details

Open daily 10am - 5pm during exhibitions.

Current opening period: 4 July - 2 November 2014.


Free entry

Free admission

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 7 Jun - Sun 3 Sep The Dark Self



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Map reference: SE 599521  Lat: 53.96151 Long: -1.08852

On Foot:
Five minutes walk from the Castle Car Park to the south of the city centre.


York St. Mary's

01904 687687




  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Ground floor fully accessible by approaching from Coppergate Square. Visitors approaching from Castlegate have to go down a short flight of steps.


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