Visitor Information for York Art Gallery


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Opening Times

Monday – Sunday:   10am – 5pm

Closed: 25, 26 December and 1 January.

Early closing at 2.30pm: 24 and 31 December.


Approximate length of visit: 1.5 to 2 hours.


Please note that from 20 March to 7 April 2017 the ground floor galleries will be closed as we prepare for the new exhibition. Reduced admission will available during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused to visitors.



YMT Card Holder                                         FREE

Adult (with 10% Gift Aid Donation)  £3.75* (standard price £7.50)

Adult (without donation)                       £3.41* (standard price £6.81)

Child (16 and under*)                                FREE with a paying adult

Access Day Ticket**                                    £2* (standard price £4.00)

With a YorkCard                                          20% off day tickets


*Reduced ticket price applies from 20 March to 7 April 2017 due to partial gallery closure.


YMT Card

12 months unlimited access to York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum. Click here for details.

YMT Card                                                         £22 / £20 with Direct Debit

if you are a York resident***                      £11 / £10 with Direct Debit

Access YMT Card**                                      £11 / £10 with Direct Debit

if you are a York resident***                      FREE


* Up to four children free per one paying adult. Additional children aged 5-16 will be charged at £4 per child. Under 5’s are free.

** Access tickets: up to 50% discount for visitors aged 17-24 or in receipt of Pension Credit or Universal Credit (that’s Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Income–based Job Seeker’s Allowance, or Income Support). Evidence may be required. York Museums Trust is an independent charity, we need to raise funds but we are also committed to providing access to everybody.

*** York residents must be in possession of a valid YorkCard, available from all Explore libraries, a York student ID card, or a current Council Tax bill demonstrating that they live within the City of York Council local authority boundary.

Please note that the above admission prices do not apply to group bookings of ten or more – please click here for information on group bookings.


National Art Pass                             FREE

You can buy your National Art Pass from the Art Fund website.


Free Admission

We offer free admission for the below. Please note that a valid card or proof of identity will be required in most circumstances.

  • Carers who are accompanying a disabled visitor
  • Blind or partially-sighted visitors
  • National Art Pass holders (find out more on the Art Fund website)
  • York Pass holders
  • York Museums Trust staff, Trustees and volunteers
  • Friends of York Art Gallery
  • Blue Badge Guide
  • Museums Association Card
  • ICOM (International Council of Museums) staff
  • NMDC (National Museums Directors council) staff
  • GEM (Group for Education in Museums) staff
  • York members of the Association of Voluntary Guides
  • MAX Card
  • Visit York Tourism Partners
  • Visit York VIP Pass
  • Jorvik staff (for the duration of the York St Mary’s exhibition only)
  • Museum and gallery employees for organisations included in the NMDC Reciprocal Free Admission Scheme


How to Find Us

Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

York Art Gallery is in Exhibition Square, five minutes’ from York Minster and opposite Bootham Bar, the northern gateway on the city walls. It is about 15 to 20 minutes’ walk from York Railway Station.

The nearest car park is on Marygate, which is five minutes’ walk and has 350 spaces. Marygate is off Bootham, the A19, which is the main road into York from the north.  For more car parking information please click here.

No.8 at York Art Gallery

Having forged a sterling reputation for culinary excellence over the past ten years, independent company bistro no.8 are now proud to offer an exceptional delicious experience in the centre of bustling, historic York at our new home no.8 at the Gallery.

Whether you’re popping in for breakfast, brunch, a leisurely lunch we know you will love our intimate feel, friendly team and delicious food. Why not wander through works of art, take a stroll in the Galleries beautiful gardens and top it off with a bite to eat in our relaxing, fresh and exciting new café! Click here to find out more.

YMT Card holders receive a discount on items bought in the café.



There are two entrances to York Art Gallery, at the front and the other at the rear via York Museum Gardens. The gallery is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Please click here for full accessibility information.

Click here to listen to an audio guide of the gallery produced by the Art Fund and VocalEyes.



There are toilet facilities available on both the ground floor and first floor, including an accessible toilet on both floors. Baby changing facilities are available in the accessible toilets.



Lockers are available for use by visitors to the gallery – please ask our Welcome Team for assistance on arrival.



York Art Gallery has a shop on the ground floor opposite the front entrance which stocks a range of themed cards, gifts and memorabilia suitable for all ages. From quirky postcards and informative books, to children’s art supplies and original gifts, you’re sure to find something tempting to take home.

The Centre of Ceramic Art also has a dedicated shop located on the upper floor. Along with cards, gifts and guide books, the shop also stock limited edition and collectible ceramics specially selected by our curatorial and retail departments. To find out more, visit our Curator Space page.

YMT Card holders receive a discount on items bought in the shop.


Group & School Bookings

Please click click here for information on booking a group or school visit.


Visiting York

For more information on York Art Gallery and other attractions in York, please click here to view the York 2017 Visitor Guide from the team at Visit York.