York Art Gallery

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm

The York Art Gallery is free to visit. Donations are welcomed. As a charity, we rely on your support.

Our special exhibitions have an admission fee.

Book tickets here

We advise pre-booking tickets in advance of visiting to guarantee entry, but it is not required.


Entry times are divided into 30 minute slots giving you a half hour window to check-in. Please arrive any time within your 30 minute time slot (e.g. if you book 12:00, then please arrive between 12:00 and 12:30). You’re then welcome to stay until closing time.

General Admission – Free Entry

Drawing attention + General Admission Adult/Senior Ticket

£7.00 / Admits ages 25+ (excluding students).

Drawing attention + General Admission Child Ticket

£0.00 / Admits ages 0-16.

Drawing attention + General Admission Concession Ticket

£6.30 / Admits ages 17 – 24 years, students, York Residents, Museum Association, Northern Museum Volunteer Pass holders and International Council of Museums. Valid ID required on entry.

Drawing attention+ General Admission Art Concession Ticket

£3.50 / Admits Friends of York Art Gallery and Art Fund members. Valid ID required.

Drawing attention + General Admission Free Concession Ticket

£0.00 / Admits Patrons, Supporters, carers, claimants of means tested benefits inc. Universal Credit, Max Card, Association of Voluntary Guides and National Museum Directors Council Reciprocal Scheme

Drawing attention + General admission Exhibition Return Pass Free Ticket

£0.00, Admits one holder of a valid York Art Gallery Exhibition Pass

Drawing attention + General Admission Child Return

£0.00 Admits one child aged 0-16 accompanying a valid York Art Gallery Exhibition Pass holder


Group visits 

For groups of 10 or more people, we require an advance booking. We may not be able to accommodate visits from groups that have not pre-arranged their visit, so please book to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made by completing a booking form here or by emailing group.bookings@ymt.org.uk. 


Although it is free to visit our permanent collection, we still require advance booking to ensure that we are able to admit your group at your chosen time. 

If you would like to book a visit for a school group, please visit our schools page, or email schools@ymt.org.uk for more information. 

Please Support York Art Gallery

Our permanent displays of nationally and internationally important art are free for you to enjoy.
As a charity we rely on income from our visitors. If you can, please make a donation when booking your tickets to help us continue to share and care for York’s wonderful collections.