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Re-opening statement – York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum

We’re excited to announce that York Art Gallery and York Castle Museum will reopen on August 1. The Yorkshire Museum will remain closed for the time being  to allow us to focus on putting in place our plans to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors at the gallery and castle museum. Details of …

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All YMT attractions are currently closed in line with the Government advice on Coronavirus.

During the coronavirus crisis, York Museums Trust is continuing to follow government advice and the safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors are of the utmost importance. In line with the latest guidelines, from tomorrow, 18th March 2020, York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum will be closed until further notice. …

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Family Fun at York Museums Trust this February and March

We have a wide range of events happening at all our sites including York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and York Art Gallery throughout February and March! See them all below. If you want entry into all sites, why not buy a YMT card that gives you access to all three sites for a whole year! …

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Family Fun at York Museums Trust this February and March

Upcoming exhibition – Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Once

York Art Gallery presents Miller’s largest solo exhibition to date 14 Feb – 31 May 2020   Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Once will feature some of Miller’s best-known works alongside new paintings created especially for the exhibition. These include his renowned ‘Penguin Book Covers’, inspired by the dust jackets of volumes from the 1950 …

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Gillian Lowndes: At the Edge

Opening 23 November 2019 See the ground-breaking works of Gillian Lowndes (1936-2010), the most radical ceramicist of the twentieth century, in the new exhibition Gillian Lowndes: On the Edge, showcased in the Centre of Ceramic Arts (CoCA) at York Art Gallery. From the 1970s onwards, artist Gillian Lowndes was at the forefront of a new style of …

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Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years

A major new exhibition featuring the earliest works and “lost pots” of one of Britain’s most well known artists is coming to York next summer. Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years will be showcased from 12 June – 20 September 2020 at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). The touring exhibition, developed by the Holburne Museum in Bath, is …

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Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond (1450-2020)

The imagination, science and sublime skill behind the creation of an iconic artwork will be the focus of a major new exhibition at York Art Gallery this October. The exhibition takes its inspiration from an important late fifteenth-century painting by the Dieric Bouts workshop, Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, on loan from The …

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New Exhibition: Coast to Coast

Exhibition closes 26 February This summer, explore the coastal landscapes, crashing ocean waves and hidden mermaids in a special exhibition revealing our close relationship with the sea. Coast to Coast takes you on a voyage through the history of sea paintings from the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century, through 18th century Romantic paintings with …

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Low Sensory Experiences

We know that our museum can be loud and busy at times, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects and smells so it’s a less overwhelming environment for our visitors. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas …

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