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Revealing York Minster - a heroic, historic, human journey.

25 May onwards, York Minster

Revealing York Minster - an interactive and fascinating exhibition beneath the Minster in the Undercroft which highlights the pivotal role of the Minster as the mother church of the north.

The chambers beneath the Minster were created as a result of the Great Dig in the 1970s which underpinned the Central Tower and saved the Minster from destruction.  Our new exhibition takes visitors on a journey through space and time to explore these amazing underground spaces, the reasons for the essential engineering work which saved the Minster and the amazing archaeological remains which were uncovered as a result.

Visitors journey through 1,000s of years as they encounter Roman, Anglo-Scandinavian, Norman and Medieval archaeology which illustrates the significance of York Minster in the development of Christianity through the centuries. Delicate objects, stone foundations and even a Roman stream can be found lying beneath our great Minster building.

Visitors also discover more about the people who have been involved with the Minster over the centuries right up to the present day through objects, pictures and films.  The Minster is very much a living church and visitors have the chance to see the York Gospels book which is almost 1,000 years old - and still in use today.

York Minster

Admission: Minster: £10 adults, £9 concessions, children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult. Minster and tower: £15 adults, £14 concessions, £5 children (aged 8-16).

Opening hours: Minster opening hours

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