Museums & History

York Minster

York Minster is the chief church in the Northern Province of The Church of England and is the seat of the Archbishop of York. The present building is the largest medieval cathedral in Northern Europe. The view from the rooftop offers stunning views to those brave enough to face the spiral staircase whilst the crypt offers countless treasures, not to mention the stunning stained glass throughout.


Discover the story of the train in a great day out for all the family. The National Railway Museum mixes fascination and education with hours of fun, and best of all its free. Be sure to book into the Countess of York for a truly decadent afternoon tea in a converted train carriage.


No visit to the City of York would be complete without a journey back in time to the Viking age city of Jorvik. In the late 1970's archaeologists uncovered the beautifully preserved remains of the Viking age street of Coppergate. Now, following 25 years of research this part of the city of York has been reconstructed exactly as it would have been on 25 October AD 975.


Live actors recreate York's scary and haunted past.

The National Centre For Early Music

The National Centre for Early Music, situated in St Margaret’s Church York, is the home of the internationally renowned York Early Music Festival and the Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival. The Centre also attracts some of the world’s finest artists in the fields of jazz, folk and world music.