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York Minster


Deangate, York, YO1 7HH

Tel: 01904 557 200

York Minster


Since the 7th century, the Minster has been at the centre of Christianity in the north of England and today remains a thriving church rooted in the daily offering of worship and prayer. The Minster was built for the glory of God. Every aspect of this ancient building - from the exquisite, handcrafted stone through to the unrivalled collection of medieval stained glass - tells the story of Jesus Christ. We invite you to discover this sacred place and the love of God at its heart, which has attracted people from across the globe for more than 1000 years.  

The Minster is available to explore again with new measures in place to become as safe as possible since the outbreak of Covid-19.

They have the official Standard and Charter Mark of Visit England to let you know that they are ‘Good To Go’ to opening and adhere to Government and public health guidance.

Pre-booking is now required and can be done so by clicking here. This is to ensure the building does not reach capacity and will allow physical distancing.

Inside the building there is a one way system and hand-sanitiser stations are available, as is the use of their toilets.

On your route you will be able to discover:

The Nave; a vast space dating back to 1291 which took around 60 years to complete. The space has some of the finest examples of medieval stained glass in the country, and is dominated by the Great West Window, which contains the Heart of Yorkshire in its tracery.

The Chapter House; one of the cathedral’s architectural gems, this octagonal space dates from the 1280s and its magnificent, vaulted ceiling is the earliest example of its kind to use a revolutionary engineering technique for support, using timbers in the roof instead of a central column. The space contains some of the Minster’s finest carvings and in 1297 was used as the location for the Parliament of King Edward I.

The Great East Window; the single largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the country is now fully restored to its original glory after a decade of restoration work. Created between 1405 and 1408 it tells the story of the beginning and end of all things, from creation to the apocalypse. A favourite for those the world over.

And much more…

Services continue to take place daily and all are welcome to these free of charge.

Your original ticket will gain you access to the building as many times as you like for upto 16 months of purchase, and all York Residents + Children Under 16 get in free all year round.
You will need to book a time-slot online each time you re-visit. 

For all info, safety measure, and to book, visit

York Minster Shop
The Minster Gift Shop stocks gifts, cards, calendars, prints, jewellery & much more. Open daily as part of your visit or online at

Book Tickets Online

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* For services:
Services take place through the day from 7:30am until 5:30pm. For service times, please check the York Minster website.

For sightseeing:
The Minster will be open for sightseeing seven days a week, Monday to Saturday from 11am – 4pm (last exit 4.30pm) and on Sundays from 12.30pm – 2.30pm (last exit 3.00pm).
The Undercroft Museum and Central Tower are currently not accessible.

Guide Prices

Tickets and timeslots must be booked in advance online from

Admission prices are £11.50 for adults/seniors, £9 for students and free for accompanying children under 16.

The Undercroft Museum and Central Tower are currently not accessible.

Your original ticket will gain you access to the building as many times as you like for up to 16 months of purchase, and all York Residents + Children Under 16 get in free all year round.
You will need to book a time-slot online each time you re-visit.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Interactive displays closed
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Open now
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018

Road Directions

On Foot:Located in the heart of the city.Park & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier. by Public Transport: York station is 1 mile away.

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