Discover more about our vast collections as part of Visit York's Residents Festival.

Event Information

  • 27 Jan 18
  • 10.00am-3.00pm
  • FREE

Alongside our special Tower offer during this year’s Visit York Residents Festival, the Old Palace will be inviting you to explore our historic collections building and learn more about the objects and work that goes on there throughout the year.

The Old Palace will be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday 28 January and will include the following experiences:

Treasure Hunt - Visitors can choose their own route around the building, guided by a treasure map.
Treasures will include items such as books, manuscripts, archives or collection objects.
Once you've found them - mark them off and complete the map!

Performance Presentations in the Upper Hall at 11:30 & 13:00.

Accessible option in the Conservation Studio & Reading Room at 10:00.

A perfect event for anyone with an interest in performance making, creative research, and York Minster's historic collections in partnership with Kirsty Surgey, a University of Sheffield PhD candidate placed through White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities.

Click on the times to book your ticket: 10:00am, 11.30am, 1.00pm

Places will be held back and available on the day also on a first come first served basis.