York – Creativity and Culture

Event Details

  • Location: York Minster
  • Address: Deangate, York, YO1 7HH
  • Start date: 19th January 2022
  • End date: 31st March 2022
  • Times: Varies
  • Entry fee: Free with general admission

Explore exquisite items from York Minster’s historic collections in this exhibition The Heart of Yorkshire: Creativity and Culture, which tell the stories of culture and creativity in York over the centuries, from stained glass painting in the Middle Ages to the establishment of a craft guild for the city’s goldsmiths in the 1300s.

The exhibition is returning for a second run after its opening last autumn was cut short due to the national lockdown in November and will feature additional items not previously on public display.

Highlights include one of the oldest stained glass panels in Europe, ornate 13th century silver artefacts discovered in a former Archbishop’s tomb and works printed by three women thriving in the male-dominated book printing industry of the 17th and 18th century.

Beautifully illuminated manuscripts offer an insight into public and private worship over the last 800 years and 18th century playbills from York Theatre Royal reflect the important role drama has played in the city.