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York Minster

York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in northern Europe and is one of the great cathedrals of the world. Building work on the cathedral began in the year 1220 and lasted for 250 years. The Great East Window is a magnificent example of medieval stained glass, depicting over 100 biblical scenes. The soaring stone arches and huge spaces are a testament to the faith and craftsmanship which make York Minster a truly awe inspiring place

York Minster Address:        
York Minster
England, UK

York Minster Opening Times:
Minster Opening Times
The Minster is open daily for early services from 7.00am and usually closes at 6.30pm.
Charges are made for those visiting for sightseeing purposes.  No charges are made for those who wish to enter the Minster to pray or light a candle.  Please ask a member of staff on arrival. 

For sightseeing in the Minster
Monday to Saturday 9.00am (9.30am November –  March) – last entry 5.00pm
Sunday 12.00- 3.45pm
No sightseeing on Good Friday and Easter Sunday or on Sundays before 12.00 noon

There are occasions when the Minster is open for services only, and when the Chapter House is closed for meetings or events. 

Please contact the Minster in advance to check if open or visit the website events calendar

York Minster Admission: 
Entry into the Minster
Adult £5.50
Senior (60 years +) / student £4.50
Child (16 years and under) Free

Entry to the Undercroft, Treasury & Crypt (free audio tour)
Adult £4.00
Senior (60 years +) / student £3.00
Child £2.00

Entry to the Tower
Adult £4.00 
Senior (60 years +) / student £3.00
Child £2.00

Minster Plus Ticket
Entry to the Minster and Undercroft, Treasury & Crypt (includes free audio tour) or entry to the Minster and Tower
Adult £7.50
Senior (60 years +) / student £6.00
Child £2.00

Do Everything Ticket
Entry to the Minster, Undercroft, Treasury and Crypt and Tower
Adult £9.00
Senior (60 years +) / student £7.50
Child £3.00

Photography including camcorders, for personal use, is free

Photographs are not permitted to be taken in the Undercroft

Make your ticket last a year at no extra cost
Did you know you could get entry to the Minster for a year for the same amount as a single day entry, and help the Minster in its daily life?
On arrival, simply complete our Gift Aid form and make a donation equal to or more than the normal admission charge, and we will give you a pass valid for 12 months, which you can use on the day of your visit.

We are a charity; by making your donation under Gift Aid you will help us enormously in our work. If you pay UK tax we can reclaim from the government 28p for every £1 you give.

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