York residents go free! Pay nothing to visit three top attractions this weekend

Fun for young and slightly less young at York Art Gallery. Photograph: York Museums Trust / Anthony Chappel-Ross
23 Jun 2017 @ 3.47 pm
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Some of York’s top attractions come with Yorkshire’s favourite price tag this weekend –

York Residents Open Weekend

York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum

Sat Jun 24-Sun Jun 25


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As part of York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend residents can get free entry into York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum.

All three will be providing special self-led children’s craft activities.

Any resident with a York Card or council tax bill from City of York Council can gain free access.

Acclaimed exhibitions

The Gilling Sword at the Yorkshire Museum. Photograph: York Museums Trust / Anthony Chappel-Ross

Visitors can enjoy two new highly-acclaimed exhibitions during their free visits.

The Yorkshire Museum hosts Viking: Rediscover the Legend, which explores how the Vikings transformed life in Britain. Star objects from the British Museum are showcased alongside the Yorkshire Museum’s world class collections

Meanwhile Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics is at York Art Gallery. The exhibition features the beautiful and classical women for which artist Albert is most famous

Over at the Castle Museum, Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past looks at York’s celebrated history as confectioners.

York St Mary’s, which is free to everyone, is also currently hosting a major new exhibition focusing on sleep and dreaming by critically-acclaimed artist Susan Aldworth.

This is a fantastic opportunity for local people to come and see some of the best art and culture in the country.

Now in its second year, we hope this new residents open weekend will become as popular as the Make it York Residents’ Festival in January.

– Rachael Bevan, visitor experience manager at the Yorkshire Museum and York Art Gallery