York Museums Trust Collections


Welcome to York Museums Trust’s online collections area. For the first time ever the Trust’s extensive collection are now available online. The collections cover a vast array of subjects, probably the best known are social history, archaeology and fine art.

York Museums Trust is proud to be one of just a handful of regional museum services in the country which has had every single one of its collections designated by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

The scheme celebrates and promotes England’s most important and culturally valuable collections so that they can be fully enjoyed by many generations to come.

Collections Enquiries

For any collection enquires relating to York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum or the Yorkshire Museum please contact our curatorial team by clicking here

Explore Our Collections

You can use the ‘Our Collections’ and ‘Themed Collections’ sections on this page to explore our online collections area.

To explore our Fine Art collection, you can also use Art UK: the online home for art from every public collection in the UK.

Donate to Our Collections

If you would like to donate to our collections please head to our donations page here. Please note Our acquisition programme is currently closed. We will be continuing to keep this under review so please check this page for any updates in the future.