York Art Gallery and its collection

York Art Gallery

The York Art Gallery is an art gallery that was originally created to provide a permanent building for the second Yorkshire Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition of 1879. The gallery houses various collection including a collection of more than 1,000 paintings from 14th-century to contemporary, a collection of more than 17,000 drawings, watercolours and prints, a collection of 3,000 decorative objects from mainly from Yorkshire, Chinese and Korean potteries and a collection of more than 5,000 pieces of British studio ceramics.

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York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square
YO1 7EW York

Visitor information York Art Gallery

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

We are also open on some Bank Holidays for 2023. Please see our website for full details.


Admission to the Gallery's permanent collections is free for everyone.

We have an exhibition space which regularly changes, and these exhibitions are often paid entry. Please see our website for the latest exhibitions and prices.


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop

Location & Map

Exhibition Square, York

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