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May Half Term at York Minster

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Discover York Minster this half term with an exciting series of activities for young explorers!


Peter and the Wolf 

Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June, 7.30pm

Join brave young Peter as he overcomes his fear of a big bad wolf in Sergei Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf played on York Minster’s newly-refurbished Grand Organ. The perfect introduction to classical music.

Find out more and book your tickets.


Maths Quest 

Have you ever wondered how many panes of glass make up the Five Sisters Window? Look for shapes, patterns and numbers as you journey around York Minster on our brand-new Maths Quest trail. Perfect to keep little brains busy over the holidays!

Collect your free trail map from our Welcome Desks or download using the link here.


Majesty: Monarchy and York Minster 

Show off your best royal wave as you pose for a majestic photograph with a soft-toy corgi in our new exhibition celebrating York Minster’s royal collections and connections. Visitors can also try on regal robes and bear a crown and sceptre before adding your wishes for the Coronation year to a special crown-shaped tag.

Entrance to the exhibition is free with general admission, find out more here.


Grab a Little Explorer Backpack

Our Little Explorer Backpacks are filled with gadgets including maps, binoculars, and a magnifying glass to help your young adventurer explore the medieval Minster.

Free with general admission.


Undercroft Museum 

Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers as you discover 2000 years of history in our state-of-the-art Undercroft Museum. Delve beneath the cathedral’s floor and see archaeological finds from across the centuries through digital displays and interactive chambers.

Free with general admission.


General admission is free for York residents and students with valid proof of a York address. Don’t forget that up to four children aged 17 and under go free with a paying adult. 

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