Some of York’s top attractions come with Yorkshire’s favourite price tag this weekend –
York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum
Sat Jun 24-Sun Jun 25
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.
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.
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
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