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Middlethorpe Hall in Full Bloom thanks to Head Gardeners and Garden Volunteers

21 March 2017

York's gardens and green spaces form an integral part of the city's heritage and magnificent architectural landscapes. The leading hotel in York is Middlethorpe Hall, an Historic House Hotel of the National Trust. This spring, its long-serving Head Gardener David Barker will retire from his full-time role handing over the garden tools to new Head Gardener Andrew Leighton who has worked alongside David for many years.

New collaboration with the British Museum brings Viking Treasures to JORVIK

21 March 2017

York Archaeological Trust has today revealed details of a new collaboration which will see nationally-significant Viking treasures from the British Museum’s collections on display alongside artefacts uncovered in York in the new galleries at JORVIK Viking Centre.

Shane Lynch from Boyzone brings panto back to the Barbican!

20 March 2017

Shane Lynch from the multi-million selling band Boyzone will team up with stars
from EastEnders, Corrie, and pop, for the spectacular family pantomime, ‘Robin
Hood And The Babes In The Wood’, at the York Barbican from 21-31 December.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway gears up for the imminent arrival of Royal Scot!

13 March 2017

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is putting its final preparations together for the exciting arrival of the popular locomotive, Royal Scot, from Saturday 25th March.

York Helmet Returns To Coppergate

9 March 2017

One of York’s historic treasures is set to return to the place where it was found in April, as the York Helmet – an Anglian helmet buried during the Viking occupation of York – returns to Coppergate, where it will go on display at JORVIK Viking Centre for the first four weeks of its re-opening.

Celebrating International Women's Day through art

7 March 2017

See the brand new Visiting Portrait’s display from the National Portrait Gallery at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. One of the new portraits on display for the year is The Nine Living Muses of Great Britain showing nine of the most influential women of the eighteenth century.

Egg-ceptional Easter Fun Planned for York – 14 – 17 April

6 March 2017

Spring is in the air, or it will be very soon and Easter is just around the corner. If it’s family fun you’re after this Easter, then look no further than beautiful historic York. There’ll be free children’s activities galore, co-ordinated by Make It York in association with Little Vikings, as the York Easter Family Festival returns for a second year.

Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures

3 March 2017

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Bourne’s EARLY ADVENTURES will arrive at York Theatre Royal on 24 and 25 March as part of a year-long celebration of work to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Company.

New International Media Arts Festival coming to the city in 2018

2 March 2017

Exciting plans for a new international media arts festival will be outlined today (Thursday 2 March) at a meeting of the Guild of Media Arts.

The King and I

1 March 2017

Rehearsals are well under way for a spectacular, lavish production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, the ever-popular King and I.