York Art Gallery

LOCATION

YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE

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Our View

The gallery is remarkable for the range and quality of its collections that provide a survey of most developments in Western European painting over the past six centuries. Works by Parmigianino, Bellotto, Lely, Reynolds, Lowry and Nash are on display. There are also fine collections of watercolours, pottery and changing exhibitions.

York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square, YORK, YO1 7EW
Phone : 01904 465050

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Lifts, wheelchair, large print labels & subtitles on films
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5. Closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan (closes early 24 & 31 Dec, see website for details)

About The area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.

 

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