York Art Gallery

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New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2,000 ceramic works feature in York Art Gallery’s new displays of designated collections. The gallery re-opened on August 1st 2015, following an £8million transformation.

The gallery’s collection of Italian Old Masters is displayed alongside substantial new research in The Madsen Gallery (previously called the Main Gallery). This is complimented by loans from major public collections.

An exhibition curated and created by Mark Hearld shows in the Upper North Gallery, while works by David Hockney, Stanley Spencer, Paul Nash and L.S Lowry feature in the Burton Gallery.

The newly-launched Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) showcases more than 2,000 works including a 17 metre long Wall of Pots displayed by colour to create a rainbow effect, and a major new commission by renowned ceramist Clare Twomey.

York Art Gallery


York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square

Opening hours

Mon to Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 11am – 4pm

Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January.




12 months unlimited access to all York Museums Trust attractions – York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum.
YMT Card: £22

Day Tickets
Adult: £7.50*
Child 16 and under: FREE with a paying adult**

Access Tickets
Access YMT Card: £11 (12 months unlimited access to all York Museums Trust’s attractions)***
Access Day ticket: £4***

* Includes a 10% ‘Gift Aid’ donation, a visitor not wishing to donate, the admission fee will be £6.82.
** Maximum of 4 children per adult.
Additional children will be charged at £4 per child.
*** Access tickets: up to 50% discount for visitors aged 17-24 or in receipt of Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Income–based Job seeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit or Income Support. Evidence may be required.


There are two entrances to York Art Gallery, one at the front, the other via York Museum Gardens. All galleries are fully accessible to wheelchair users.