York Minster

York Minster
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York Minster provides a wealth of history for you to discover. The Minster itself is an architectural masterpiece and a treasure house of stained glass. It is a living community of Christian worship where the sound of choral music has lifted the spirits of visitors and pilgrims for centuries.

We want you to enjoy your visit and make the most of your time here. Come and experience the beauty of the Quire and the Chapter House.

Gaze from the top of the Central Tower, across the pinnacles and gargoyles of the Minster, looking out onto the medieval streets of historic York and to the countryside beyond.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

The Minster is open daily for early services from 7.00am and usually closes at 6.30pm.

For sightseeing in the Minster:
Mon - Sat: 9.00am (9.30am November- March) - last entry 5.00pm Sunday: 12.00noon - 3.45pm

No sightseeing on Good Friday and Easter Sunday or on Sundays before 12.00noon.

Guided tours can be arranged for visiting groups, and in a number of different languages. Please contact us at groups@yorkminster.org at least 28 days in advance of your visit to arrange a guided tour. For School groups and enquiries please contact schoolvisits@yorkminster.org or phone 0844 939 0017

Admission charges

Charges are made for those visiting for sightseeing purposes. No charges are made for those who wish to enter the Minster to pray or light a candle. Please ask a member of staff on arrival.

It costs £20,000 a day for the building's upkeep and we have had to introduce an entry charge to maintain this holy and historic building. We trust you understand why we have had to take this step.

The charges are:

Entry into the Minster (optional free guided tour) including entry to the Undercroft, Treasury & Crypt
Adult: £9.00
Senior (60+)/student: £8.00
Children with family (16 and under): Free

Entry to the Tower:
Adult: £5.50
Senior (60+)/student: £4.50
Child (age 8 to 16): £3.50
Children under the age of 8 may not climb the Tower

Photography including camcorders, for personal use, is free.
Photographs are not permitted to be taken in the Undercroft.

Collection details

Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

York Minster Interactive Map


Interactive, clickable map with details and pictures of points of interest at York Minster, colour coded to show Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular architectural styles.

York Minster
North Yorkshire



8 Wonders of York Minster





General Enquiries

0844 939 0011

School Visits

0844 939 0017

Box Office

0844 939 0015

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.