York Museums Trust News, Press and Media

News & Media

We welcome travel journalists making press trips at all of our sites and can provide press packs about our latest exhibitions.

The downloadable images which accompany our press releases are for use by press, web and broadcast media only.

For further press information please contact Lee Clark on 01904 650320 / lee.clark@ymt.org.uk or Lauren Masterman on 01904 650351 / lauren.masterman@ymt.org.uk.

Collection images are available to download online here and are free from copyright (click here for our Image Collections Policy). If you would like to request permission to publish our images for other purposes, use them commercially, or to enquire further about copyright, please email digital.team@ymt.org.uk.


Filming Locations

All of our venues are available as filming locations and have been used to film drama, news and entertainment programmes. For more information please contact Lee Clark on 01904 650320 / lee.clark@ymt.org.uk or Lauren Masterman on 01904 650351 / lauren.masterman@ymt.org.uk.


York Castle Museum

Our famous Victorian Street, Kirkgate, above, provides a mini film-set with authentic re-created shop fronts, a cobbled street and a Hansom cab. The Victorian parlour, Moorland Cottage, Georgian dining room, Jacobean Dining Room, 1940s kitchen and 1950s sitting room all provide period backdrops with authentic detail. The atmospheric Condemned Cell, which once housed infamous highwayman Dick Turpin, has two prison doors and a small window with bars across it.


Yorkshire Museum & Gardens

The magnificent St Mary’s Abbey ruins provide a stunning backdrop to footage about York’s medieval heritage. Treasures such as the Vale of York Hoard, the York Helmet and the Ormside Bowl as well as rare Roman discoveries can help programme makers illustrate the past.


York Art Gallery

A host of British and European art from the last 600 years in a peaceful 19th century building, with a view across to York’s city walls and the Minster. A new Artists Garden space to the rear of the gallery host exhibitions of contemporary art installations.