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Behind the Scenes at York Museums Trust 2012-2014

Dated: 01/04/2014

York Museums Trust has produced a document about the great achievements and exciting developments that have taken place in the past two years. Find out what we've been up to and what we have planned for the future. Read more

York students designs to feature in new First World War exhibition

Dated: 25/03/2014

Judges have cast their eye over the shortlisted ideas from York students today, who are hoping their creations will be included in York Castle Museum’s new exhibition on the First World War. Read more

Kirkgate, the Victorian Street

Kirkgate, the Victorian Street

Open Now

Our world-famous Victorian street has got bigger and now has new backstreets, authentic York businesses and thousands more goods on display. Read more

Capital of the North

Capital of the North

Now open

This new exhibition tells the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were ruled from York in medieval times Read more

What our Visitors Think

'It was really excellent because it made you feel like you were in Victorian times, real life!'

'I found out wonderful things at the Castle Museum, I enjoyed every second.'

Visitors to York Castle Museum

'A wonderful place for children to come to express themselves. My grand-daughters when visiting York love to come here. Well done!'

Visitor to York Art Gallery

'We came for the Vikings but found the whole Museum excellent.'

Visitor to the Yorkshire Museum

"Inspirational and a wonderful metaphor with spiritual significance"

"The candles look gorgeous and float across the water when the wind blows. Lovely!"

Visitors to The Memory of Place at York St Mary's