York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, a vision of heaven on earth crafted in stained glass and stone. For a millennia, people have been drawn to this sacred place but its story stretches back 2,000 years to the birth of modern day Christianity in Roman York. Explore its history and enjoy the space.
The cathedral has more medieval stained glass than anywhere else in the country. Visitors are able to see one of its most famous works of art – the Great East Window – revealed once again in 2018 following a decade-long restoration and conservation project.
Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, discover the Minster’s connections to Viking York and touch archaeological finds from across the centuries in state-of-the-art chambers beneath the cathedral. The Undercroft Museum tells the story of two millennia of York’s history through interactive digital displays and artefacts from the cathedral’s historic collection, never before on public display. Entrance is included in your admission price.
Join one of the Minster’s expert guides for a free guided tour filled with stories and facts from the cathedral’s 800-year history.
York Minster’s Central Tower is the highest point in York and offers unbeatable, panoramic views of the city. See medieval stonework and gothic grotesques as you climb the 275 steps to the top.