York Art Gallery: Our most recommended tours and activities

York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

York is a city with over 2000 years of history to explore, choose your own adventure in this amazing city. After purchase, your York City Pass gives you free entry to over 20 attractions in York.  Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in York and see the best of the city. You can visit Jorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeon, York Minster, Barley Hall, and more. You can also hop on the City Sightseeing Bus or the York City Cruises. With a variety of different options of things to do in see, you can thoroughly explore York. The York Pass also gives you discounts on taxi fares, BOBH day trips from York, Mountain Goat Tours, City Cruises Evening Tour, York Cycling Tour, escape rooms, and ghost walks. Inclusions: • The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre • Barley Hall • Bedern Hall • Beningbrough Hall • Clifford’s Tower • DIG • Fairfax House • Golden Tours York 24-hour ticket • Jorvik Viking Centre • Mansion House • Merchant Adventurers’ Hall • Railway Museum Road Train • Roman Bath • The Hilt Axe Experience • The City Walls Experience • Treasurer’s House • Van Gogh Experience • York Army Museum • York City Cruises • York City Sightseeing 24-hour ticket • York Dungeon • York Minster • Yorkshire Air Museum • Yorkshire Museum • York Castle Museum

York: Romans, Vikings, and Medieval Marvels Audio Guide

York: Romans, Vikings, and Medieval Marvels Audio Guide

See York and its most iconic sights without the expense or time constraints of a group tour with this affordable audio guide. Stroll past the city's most iconic landmarks, including the Shambles and York Minster. Start at York Art Gallery and travel back in time through 2000 years of history as you stroll. Experience Roman, Viking, and medieval York, and see the city's great sights as well as its hidden gems. Learn the history of this city and the central role it has played in the history of England. Continue past iconic sights like the Shambles, one of the world's best-preserved medieval streets, and spot the story of Adam and Eve carved into York Minster’s Great West Door. Uncover some of the most important characters in York's development along the way, from its humble beginnings as a riverside Roman settlement, to its turbulent takeover by the Vikings, and on to its thriving medieval period of commerce. Feel free to start, pause, or restart at any time and complete your visit at your own pace. If your travel plans change, you can use the audio guide at any date of your choice or use the virtual in-app option for an at-home experience.

York: Self-Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt

York: Self-Guided City Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt

Explore the streets of York's city centre and unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the area's highlights, explore it's hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new!). Famous for its Roman walls, Viking heritage, medieval splendour and of course the beautiful and grand Minster, York has over 2000 years of history and a city abundant in character and experiences.  Although small in size it’s a city full of old traditions, quirky details and lasting charm which makes it the perfection destination to explore. As the Quest is self guided you can: * Start your Quest whenever you want, get instant access with nothing to print off from home * Go as fast as you want and try to top the leaderboard, or go at your own pace, stopping for rest breaks along the way. Your Quest will begin in the beautiful Museum Gardens with the incredible remains of St. Mary’s abbey, then winds you through the city’s historic walls, in and out of its unique snickelways, down the famous Shambles and back to the iconic Minster. During your Quest you might discover York’s secret cats, learn about a quirky collector and where Roald Dahl received some inspiration and, as one of the most haunted places in Europe, hear a ghost story or two!  So grab your Viking helmet put on some comfy shoes, and get ready to explore the sights, discover hidden gems and ultimately, conquer your York  Quest! This is an ideal outdoor activity for couples, families, groups of friends, school groups and can be the perfect team building or corporate activity. Customised Quests and group packages are available by emailing hello@goquestadventures.com. Get Questing today!

York: Smartphone Guide with Riddles and Discovery Walk

York: Smartphone Guide with Riddles and Discovery Walk

Embark on an interactive discovery experience as you explore the charming city of York. Open the web app and start the challenge from the York Art Gallery. Stories and riddles will guide you through the history of the town, give you and inside in the sweet traditions of the town and will bring you to places where the Vikings settled. Curious facts: Get to know more about the city, discover the secrets of the main attractions, and learn about curious facts that you won't read elsewhere. Find monuments and hidden secrets: Our local creator created an interactive walk through the city. Cryptic indications make you wind through the cities streets, inviting you to pay attention to details which you usually won't notice. Once you've arrived at the next stop, you will have to solve a question: open your eyes and mind and use your location to find the right answer! Enjoy: While doing this discovery trail, you will get to know the city from another point of view. Even locals discover new facts while doing secret city trails! Solve 12 riddles created by our local creators. Sharpen your senses and appreciate the most wonderful (and little) details around you. Whether you know York or have just started exploring here, get a perspective on the discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next.

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What people are saying about York Art Gallery

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We had an amazing day it was my husbands birthday when we queued up to the Yorvic attraction we met a couple of Australian's and low and behold it was his birthday as well. Can not remember the name of the bloke on the bus waistcoat and ponytail you were excellent funny and despite the drizzle made it so interesting. x

It was exceptional value for money. I pre booked a couple of attractions but found that I didn’t for the others, allowing us to just walk, go with the flow and be spontaneous with what we did and when.

A very good visit to York. The York 2 day pass was worth having as we were able to visit a few attractions during our stay, many of them close together.

Great activity, good information, great pub and food recommendations and really interesting.. loved that it was at our own pace too

I liked that I could start and stop the tour whenever I would like and it gave me clear directions about where to go next