Visitor Information for York Art Gallery

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Opening Times

Open daily: 10am – 5pm

Closed: 25, 26 December and 1 January.

Early closing at 2.30pm: 24 and 31 December.


Additional Information for your Visit

For additional security, we are currently implementing bag checks at the gallery and ask that suitcases and large pieces of luggage are not brought onto site. Please contact us if you require any further information.


Approximate length of visit: 1.5 to 2 hours.



YMT Card Holder                                         FREE

Adult (with 10% Gift Aid Donation)  £7.50

Adult (without donation)                       £6.81

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

Access Day Ticket**                                    £4.00

With a YorkCard                                          20% off day tickets


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 5s 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 (residents aged 17-24 only), 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
  • 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.


Parking & Public Transport

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

The gallery is approximately a 15 to 20 minute walk from York Railway Station.

There are several bus stop on Exhibition Square, just outside the Art Gallery. This is within 150m (164yds) of the gallery. For more information visit

Café No.8 at York Art Gallery

Serving breakfasts, cakes, light bites and lunches and a variety of drinks, Café No.8 offer the perfect start or end to your visit to the Gallery. 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.

Please note that due to some high humidity levels, we have had to temporarily install some dehumidifiers in the galleries. This is to protect the artworks. Unfortunately until the humidity levels have been brought under control, the machines will be operating and there is an associated noise with their operation.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please speak to a member of of Welcome Team if you need further information during your visit.



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.


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