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York Museums open weekend offers a free pass to explore

Museum Open Weekend York 2017

4:19pm 19th June 2017

York residents can visit York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum for free on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2017.

To claim free entry on either of these dates, please bring a valid YorkCard or Council Tax Bill as proof of residency.

Under 17s always go free at all of our sites.

York Castle Museum

Open daily 9.30am – 5pm
Wander through Victorian streets, experience life in a WW1 trench and venture into the prison cells that once held the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin.

Discover 400 years of Fashion, Food and Life in Shaping the Body and delve into the delicious history of York’s most iconic chocolates and sweets at our brand new experience:

Chocolate – York’s Sweet Past.


York Art Gallery

Open daily 10am – 5pm
Voted ‘Visitor Attraction of the Year’ at the Visit York Awards, winner of the Family Friendly Museum in the Kids in Museums awards and shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016,

York Art Gallery is home to CoCA (the Centre of Ceramic Art) and the first major exhibition of York born artist Albert Moore.

It features more than 20 paintings from one of the leading artists of the Aesthetic movement in the late nineteenth century.


Yorkshire Museum

Open daily 10am – 5pm
Journey through thousands of years of York’s history, walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor, marvel at priceless Viking and Medieval treasures, and the monsters of the deep that swam when Yorkshire was beneath the sea.

Now you can see some of the most significant Viking treasure hoards ever discovered in Britain in Viking: Rediscover the Legend, a major new partnership exhibition with the British Museum.


York Residents must be in possession of a valid YorkCard, available from all Explore libraries,

a York student ID card, or

a current Council Tax bill demonstrating that they live within the City of York Council local authority boundary.


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