York Museums Trust – At Home with You

Our museums may be closed, but we are striving to bring our amazing collections to you at home.

Check out our social media channels for regular content, games and challenges to keep you entertained!

Lie to Us! – Every Monday
Every Monday visitors to the York Art Gallery, Yorkshire Museum or York Castle Museum Twitter and Facebook feeds will be invited to make up a story about a chosen object – the more obscure the better! The curators will reveal the answer once all guesses are in.

Throwback Thursdays – Every Thursday
On York Castle Museums social feeds visitors will be invited to reminisce and reveal their stories about a chosen object from the recent past!
While on York Art Gallery’s there will be a chance to remember some of the gallery’s most popular exhibitions, with fantastic photos of shows such as David Hockney’s Bigger Trees Near Water and William Etty : Art and Controversy.

Curator Battle – Every Friday
Let the battle of the curators commence, as museums across the country debate if they have the best object from a chosen theme – be it the ugliest, dullest, prettiest or biggest! Join the debate by following the Yorkshire Museum’s Twitter, and argue or agree as the curators pit their collections and wits against each other.

Explore our online collection:

From archaeology to geology, costume and textiles to social history and photography.
Explore our own collections on our website.

You can also use Art UK to explore our Fine Art Collection.
York Museums Trust collection on Art UK

Use History Pin to explore modern York and see how our artworks would have fit within the landscape.
York Museums Trust on History Pin

YouTube Videos:

This playlist on YouTube shows Assistant Curator Adam Parker digging deeper into the objects in our ‘Roman York: Meet the People of the Empire’ exhibition.
Assistant Curator Adam Parker gives insight into our Roman collections.

Check out the rest of our videos, including interviews with artists, curators and insights into our buildings and collections.
Our full YouTube Channel 

Online Exhibitions:

Through Google Arts and Culture, we’ve created some bite-size interactive guides of our current and previous exhibitions.

Explore Kirkgate at York Castle Museum

W. A. Ismay – Collection and Connoisseur of Studio Ceramics 

Yorkshire Hoards

1914: When the World Changed Forever

A History of Shaping the Body

Click on the link below to see a virtual tour of Kirkgate – The Victorian street that brings history to life

Step onto the cobbles of our Victorian street, visit the authentic shops and discover the weird and wonderful collections from this bygone era – from luxurious costumes to tasty traditional sweets and the pharmacist’s unlikely ‘cures’.


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Virtual Tour of Kirkgate



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