Majesty: Monarchy and York Minster

Event Details

  • Location: York Minster
  • Address: Deangate, York, YO1 7HH
  • Start date: 25th March 2023
  • End date: 01st October 2023
  • Times: Varies
  • Entry fee: Included in general admission, concessions available

York Minster is celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III with an exhibition showcasing royal treasures from the cathedral’s historic collection – some of them on show for the very first time.

Visitors are invited to Majesty: Monarchy and York Minster in the cathedral’s Treasury and the exhibition showcases the range of York Minster’s nationally important collections, with a focus on local connections.

Amongst the treasures are a Bible and matching Prayer Book, bound in red velvet and finely decorated in silver with the keys of St Peter, purchased by York Minster with a grant from King Charles I in 1633, a Minster Police truncheon with royal arms, Maundy Money distributed by Queen Elizabeth II during her last visit to York Minster in 2012, and the Great Seal of Queen Anne used to authenticate important documents. There is also the brilliantly coloured cope worn by Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury, to officiate at George III’s coronation.

Photos: Duncan Lomax, Ravage Productions