In light of the recent attack in Manchester, York Museums Trust has increased security measures at all sites.
With immediate effect, all bags will be searched and large bags and suitcases will no longer be allowed inside the buildings.
This is for your own safety. We thank you for your cooperation.
The new appointments occur at an exciting time as the Trust pursues ambitious forward plans, including a major capital project for York Castle Museum, supporting the development of the Castle area as a cultural quarter; expanding YMT Enterprises to increase income streams and the resilience of YMT; increasing the frequency and profile of YMT’s …
16 May 2017
Artist and filmmaker Susan Aldworth’s new exhibition The Dark Self was inspired by her research into sleep during a three-year residency funded by the Wellcome Trust at the University of York, working with neuroscientist Professor Miles Whittington and art historian Professor Michael White.
The Dark Self explores human identity through the unconscious, subjective …
25 January 2017
The University of York’s Artist in Residence is calling on local people to embroider their thoughts and dreams about sleep onto pillowcases to help form the centrepiece of a new exhibition.
Susan Aldworth’s installation, One Thousand and One Nights, will open at York St Mary’s in June 2017 to coincide with next …
10 January 2017
York Museums Trust have appointed a fundraising manager to help the charity increase income for major projects, new exhibitions and events.
Rebecca Williams, 33, joins the Trust from the Royal Armouries in Leeds where she led campaigns to raise significant funds for capital projects and programmes.
Her role at the Trust will include submitting funding …
8 September 2016
Since its formation in 2002 YMT has developed into an innovative, energetic and successful organisation responding creatively and positively to a demanding and fast changing environment.
YMT works closely with partners in York and the wider museums sector. We make a significant contribution to the economic and educational welfare of the City and wider region. …
13 June 2016
York residents can visit York’s Attraction of the Year, two major new exhibitions and the new Jorvik experience in York St Mary’s for free later this month as part of York Museums Trust’s new Open Weekend.
York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum are all free to residents …
7 June 2016
JORVIK’s Vikings are returning to Coppergate! That’s the message from the team at JORVIK Viking Centre, who will be moving into York St Mary’s – just a few paces away from the attraction’s traditional entrance – in a partnership exhibition with York Museums Trust.
The exhibition, which will run until early 2017, focuses …
Following an £8 million transformation, York Art Gallery has been shortlisted for the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 award.
The shortlist of the five museums competing for the award of the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2016 are (in alphabetical order):
Arnolfini, Bristol, South West
Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Beckenham, Kent
Showcasing cutting-edge practice from today’s ground-breaking contemporary artists, the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition 2016 invites viewers to discover global concepts through pioneering art and design, and encourages an awareness of the innovative work being produced across a variety of media today.
From contentions of physical and digital space to the political struggles of localised regimes …