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York’s must-see destination for groups

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Every year, York Minster welcomes groups from around the globe who come to experience the 800-year-old cathedral and explore the 2,000 year history of its site.

Learn more about what York Minster offers for group visits below.

A masterpiece in stained glass and stone

The cathedral has more medieval stained glass than anywhere else in the country and in 2018, for the first time in nearly a decade, visitors are able to see one of our most famous works of art – the Great East Window – revealed following a major restoration and conservation project.

Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft

Step below the Minster’s floor to see, touch and hear 2,000 years of history in the immersive, state-of-the-art Undercroft Museum. Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, learn about the history of the site and how it has influenced both the region’s and nation’s history, and see artefacts from the cathedral’s historic Collection never before on public display.

Guided tour

To help you explore the cathedral’s rich history, groups have the option to book a private tour guide for your visit. If you would be interested in a guided tour, please contact us using the details below at least a month before your visit so we can book one of our guides.

Tours can be arranged between 10am and 3pm. Please note that only Minster accredited guides can guide in the cathedral and no guiding is permitted on Sundays.

Prices and booking details

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Booking:

The cathedral is generally open for group visits between 9am and 4pm Monday to Saturday.

You can check our calendar for current opening times here, but as a working cathedral, we do need to close from time to time at short notice so we strongly recommend booking in advance so we can keep you informed of any changes in opening times.

For more information or to book, please contact our team using the details below or complete our enquiry form.
T: 01904 557275
E: bookings@yorkminster.org

See a full copy of our bookings terms and conditions here, or for more information about learning visits, see our Schools page.

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