The York Army Museum

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The York Army Museum, conveniently located in the centre of York, traces the history of The Yorkshire Regiment and Royal Dragoon Guards from 1685 to the present day.

Cavalry Horse
17th and 18th century
Ceremonial Cloaks & Sabretaches
Early 19th century
Oil paintings watercolours and prints
The Uniform Gallery 1866 onwards
The Post War Years 1946-1992
1992 onwards

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday 9.30 - 4.30

Saturday - Sunday 10.00 - 4.00

Monday Closed

Admission charges

Adults: £5.00
Children (5-15): £2.50
Under 5s: Free
Concessions: £4.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £12.00

Collection details

Coins and Medals, Weapons and War

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Poppies: Women, War, Peace. Exhibition at York Army Museum. Open 8th October.

Poppies: Women, War, Peace.

  • 10 August — 21 December 2016 *on now

Poppies: Women, War, Peace remembers women in times of war, from 1914 to
today. Yorkshire artist Lee Karen Stow tells their stories through a series of intimate
photographic portraits. Poppies is a six-year photographic project, inspired by American
woman Moïna Belle Michael and Madame Anna E Guérin of France who immortalised
the poppy flower as a symbol of remembrance. Two forgotten women of war.
Portraits of the poppy, in all colours, appear alongside an evolving series of portraits
of women involved in or affected by war, from the First World War to conflicts of
today, and also women who campaign for peace.
Lee Karen Stow is an independent photojournalist based in the East Riding of

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • Any age


Adults: £5.00
Over 60s: £4.00
Students: £4.00
5-15 years: £2.50
Under fives: FREE
Families (2 adults and up to 3 children): £12.00
Exhibition included in museum ticket price. Tickets are valid for one year on completion of a giftaid form.


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Sgt Woods carries comrade to casualty station.

Casualty Evacuation on the First World War Battlefield

  • 20 October 2016 6:30-8:30pm *on now

A chance to join us for an exciting talk presented by retired Sergeant Scott Flavings as he explores the lives of medical staff on the First World War battlefield. Learn about the men and women who worked to recover those who were injured during the Battle of the Somme. Follow their footsteps, 100 years on, to hear how people came together to form casualty chains to locate, relieve and save some of the worst injured men on 1st July 1916.

Ticket price includes glass of wine.


£3.00 for ticket. Price includes glass of wine.


Example images from Lee Karen Stow's work

Photography Workshop with Artist Lee Karen Stow

  • 11 November 2016 10:30am-1:30pm

Lee Karen Stow is the fantastic artist behind our Poppies: Women, War, Peace exhibition. Learn how she developed this project, travelling around the world, using a variety of photographic techniques along the way. With plenty of opportunity to put her tips into practice this event is one not to miss.

Bring along your camera to this interactive workshop and pick up a few tips. Pre-booking essential.

Entry to the museum and exhibition included in price

Explore Lee's work at her website:

Suitable for

  • Any age




The York Army Museum
3 Tower Street
North Yorkshire



Assistant Curator


01904 461014

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