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Delve into the historic and human stories which have shaped the Minster we see today, from our Roman roots to the staff and volunteers who care for the current cathedral.


Two millennia of stories to lose yourself in.

Explore the cathedral’s rich history, from the Roman Emperor who changed the course of Christianity, to the fires which threatened to destroy the cathedral.

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Stained glass navigator

Discover the hidden stories of our medieval stained glass

Explore our treasure trove of stained glass through a new digital resource.


Treasures of the Undercroft

Discover nearly 2,000 years of history

From the remains of a Roman barracks, to 1,000-year-old artefacts still used in the cathedral today, we’ve selected some of our favourite objects and stories from the Undercroft museum to help you explore nearly two millennia of York’s history.

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Behind the scenes

Get to know the people behind the Minster.

Go behind the scenes with the staff, volunteers and craftspeople who care for the 800-year-old cathedral.

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Collections, Archive and Library

Stunning collections spanning almost 2,000 years of history.

Our 300,000 strong Collection tells the story of the cathedral across the centuries. Learn how you can explore this historic treasure trove.

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See the historic events which have shaped the cathedral we see today.

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