York Museums Trust's Mission



Our Vision is for York Museums Trust to play a major part in positioning York as a world class cultural centre.


Our Mission is to cherish the collections, buildings and gardens entrusted to us, presenting and interpreting them as a stimulus for learning, a provocation to curiosity and a source of inspiration and enjoyment for all.


Our objectives are:

  • To protect and conserve the collections, gardens and buildings.
  • To promote access to the collections, gardens and buildings appropriate to the 21st Century.
  • To attract more visitors to our sites, thus contributing to the local and regional economy.
  • To create learning opportunities for all and develop innovative programmes springing from the collections, gardens and buildings.
  • To network and collaborate with partners and contribute to the development of the economic and cultural life of the city and the region.
  • To raise substantial funds to realise these aims.