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Exhibition, Sat 2 Dec 2017 - Sun 6 Jan 2019


Middleham Jewel

Middleham Jewel


From the fifth century, for a thousand years, the North of England was ruled from York.

In this new exhibition, showcasing the Yorkshire Museum’s permanent collection of the region’s greatest surviving treasures, explore how York became England’s second city and how its fortunes rose and fell with its ties to the Crown and the Church.

As the capital of religion, royal power, commerce, art, conflict and wealth across the Anglian, Viking, Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods, discover how the most powerful people in the world once ruled from within York’s City Walls.

Through the finest medieval discoveries ever unearthed, including the Middleham Jewel, the Escrick ring and a Richard III supporters Boar Badge, the latest metal detected finds and brand new research, this exhibition will tell the only complete medieval history of York in the city.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 2 Dec 2017 - Sun 6 Jan 2019 10:00 to 17:00


Included in the cost of museum admission.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 2 Dec - Sun 6 Jan Medieval York: Capital of the North
Sat 24 Mar - Fri 31 Jan Yorkshire’s Jurassic World



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