Festivals, Art & Culture

York Unlocked . Unlocking the doors to York's amazing buildings


York Unlocked organises the opening of buildings of architectural merit to the public, free of charge, to foster public appreciation of the built landscape of the City of York. This year buildings include; Herbert House, The Guildhall, Chapterhouse Roof & Masons Loft (York Minster), De Grey Rooms, Kings Manor, Duncombe Place Masonic Lodge, Hudson Quarter, Monk Bar, Chapel (St Johns Uni), Bootham School, Castlegate House, Garforth House, 92 Micklegate, Fishergate Tower, Bar Convent, Hiscox, many of the churches plus a selection of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) award-winning projects.

York Unlocked is based on the successful models created 30 yrs ago by the Open Doors and Open House festivals in UK and across Europe which attract thousands of ordinary people to explore their urban landscape and experience the great buildings of their city each year

York Unlocked CIC Opening Hours

York Unlocked is run by volunteers. We aim to respond to enquiries/phone called during the hours of 10-4pm weekdays

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