decrease font-size reset font-size increase font-size

image for Cathedral item typeYork Minster

  • York Pass

Cathedral, £9-£15

YORK PASS

York Minster

York Minster

York Minster
The Orb at York Minster

The Orb at York Minster

The Orb at York Minster

Details

PLEASE NOTE: Closed for sightseeing 24th – 25th December.

Explore York’s world-class cathedral with its medieval stained glass and stone masterpieces and foundations rooted in the nation's earliest history. York Minster’s vast spaces come alive with the sanctity and tradition of worship and heavenly music, but you can also find quiet corners revealing great treasures, unexpected stories and human inspiration. What will you discover?

Take a fascinating 2000 year journey through interactive underground chambers in Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft. Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and discover the stories of some of the people whose lives have been influenced by York Minster. The underground chambers have been totally transformed with dynamic new audio-visual and interactive galleries revealing the significance behind the cathedral's most treasured artefacts as never before.

Enter The Orb, a dome of discovery and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see, close-up, some of the world's most important art. Within this elliptical treasure-house of stained glass you can view a forgotten artist for the first time, England's lost Vermeer or Michelangelo, John Thornton. Explore new interactive galleries illustrating the epic stories and craftsmanship of the magnificent Great East End, all part of the York Minster Revealed project.

See the best views in York after climbing the 275 steps up the Central Tower leading you to the highest point in the city.

Explorer Backpacks are available to younger visitors and contain everything a budding detective needs to uncover secrets and surprises. There's free discovery trails and make a new friend with the Minster's own Monkey, Monty. After all that exploring relax in the children's chapel with a book from the story chest.

All year round, there is also a magnificent programme of special events, including performances by the Minster Choir, one of the UK's leading choirs and hands-on family fun activities.

Listed as one of the History and Heritage Experiences in Visit England's '101 things to do before you go abroad.'

Recommended by Wallace & Gromit as one of the 'Cracking things to see and do.'

The local legend about the 'Heart of Yorkshire' window, which is a part of the cathedral's Great West Window, states that all the loved up couples to kiss under the window will stay together forever...

For further details see www.yorkminster.org

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details


For services:
Open daily from 7:00am until 6:30pm for service times, please check the York Minster website.

For sightseeing:
Monday - Saturday: open 9:00am; last entry at 5pm
Sunday: 12.45pm - 5.00pm

No sightseeing on Good Friday and Easter Sunday or on Sundays before 12.45pm.
In the winter, Tower Trips may be affected by the weather and will only be available on the day.

Prices

York Minster is open daily, from 10.00am to 5.00pm, although access may be restricted if services are taking place.

Admission prices are £10 for adults, £9 for concessions and free for accompanying children. The ticket includes a free guided tour, entry into The Orb and Revealing York Minster attraction, and unlimited return visits for 12 months.

Tower Tours cost just £5.00 per person.

There are a range of ticket options to suit every visitor. Plus, our voluntary guides are a wealth of knowledge and bring York Minster to life. Take a tour to learn more - for free!

Adult admission starts from just £10 and children can visit the Minster for free with an adult!

Combined Ticket (Minster and Tower)
Adult £15
Seniors and Students £14
Child £5 (ages 8-16)

Minster
Family Pass (1 adult + up to 4 children) £10
Family Pass (2 adults + up to 4 children) £20
Adult £10
Seniors or Students £9

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 23 May Mendelssohn Elijah

Contact

The Visitors Department

01904 557 216

Address

Deangate,
York,
YO1 7HH

Location

Directions

See location of York Minster on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 604522  Lat: 53.96237 Long: -1.08088

On Foot:
Located in the heart of the city.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Search Accommodation

Use the form below to search fantastic deals on York Hotels, B&Bs, Self-catering accommodation.

 
 

eNewsletter

/ Get the latest news, offers and competitions by email