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York Museums Trust

From Victorians, the Great War and the Sixties at York Castle Museum, to ancient sea monsters, Romans and Vikings at the Yorkshire Museum and great artists and contemporary ceramics at York Art Gallery, York Museums Trust venues are a must-see for visitors to York.

York Castle Museum
is home to Kirkgate, the world famous recreated Victorian Street, where you can explore the authentic shops and walk the cobbles as day turns to night. The Yorkshire Museum is houses some of the country’s greatest archaeological treasures, ranging from statues of Roman gods, medieval jewels and the magnificent York Helmet. Meanwhile York Art Gallery displays works by iconic names such as David Hockney, JMW Turner, LS Lowry and Grayson Perry.

You can now get the new YMT Card for great value access to all three! YMT Card holders also receive 10% discount in all YMT shops and cafes and access to exclusive previews.


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York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum

Welcome to one of the most famous museums in the country.

Walk along the cobbles and pop into the shops on the Victorian street, Kirkgate, or seek out your favourite outfits and music in The Sixties.

Take a trip back to childhood in Toy Stories with toys from the last 150 years then head down to the authentic cells to hear the powerful, moving and sometimes gruesome tales of its occupants, including the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.

Last year, a brand new £1.7 million development saw the opening of 1914: When the World Changed Forever, an exhibition marking 100 years since the First World War.

Yorkshire Museum & Gardens

Yorkshire Museum & Gardens

Romans, Vikings, medieval and natural history – the Yorkshire Museum is the home of some of the finest archaeological and geological finds in the country.

Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor, kneel at St William's medieval shrine and see the monsters of the deep that swam when Yorkshire was beneath the sea at the Yorkshire Museum.

Situated in the beautiful botanic York Museum Gardens, the museum’s collections include the Gothic Middleham Jewel, the Anglian York Helmet and the Vale of York Viking Hoard – the most significant Viking find in England for more than 150 years.

The Roman galleries give visitors a unique insight into how the city was founded by the Ninth Legion and the men, women and emperors who came here from all over the Roman world.

Discover the story of England's other capital, all brought to life through the fascinating collections and artefacts.

York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery

New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2,000 ceramic works now feature in York Art Gallery’s displays of designated collections following an £8 million redevelopment.

Spot the JMW Turner, David Hockney, LS Lowry and Grayson Perrry amongst its internationally important collections and see the largest collection of British Studio Ceramics in the world in the new Centre of Ceramic Art.

With a changing exhibitions programme and range of events, there is always something new, unusual and exciting to see and do.

The YMT Card

The YMT Card

Get your YMT Card today for a great value way to see all three of the attractions.

The YMT Card gives a year’s unlimited entry to York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens and can be purchased from any York Museums Trust venue for £22 or less.

Remember ‘Kids Under 16 Go Free’ to all our sites so the YMT Card gives even more remarkable value to families wanting to make the most of their trip to York.
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