About the minster
From the world’s greatest treasures to the smallest curiosities, York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. Explore a masterpiece in stained glass and stone, its vast spaces alive with the sanctity and tradition of worship and heavenly music; or its quiet corners revealing unexpected stories and human inspiration.
With 128 medieval windows, York Minster has more historic stained glass than any other building in the UK, housing 60% of all surviving medieval stained glass in situ within its windows. Indeed, the Great East Window, currently undergoing restoration as part of the York Minster Revealed project, is the world’s largest medieval stained glass window.