Throughout the Festival

Free admission

No booking required

York City Centre (map)

Wheelchair accessible

Explore death, dying and the dead on a self-guided podcast walking trail around the ancient city of York.

Beginning at St George’s Graveyard, the trail takes you to locations including the cholera burial ground, the North Eastern Railway War Memorial and York Minster. 

Download the podcast to discover more about human mortality, past and present, on: 

  • iTunes
  • Pocket Casts
  • Stitcher
  • Sound Cloud

Please search for York Death & Culture Walk in your preferred app or visit the York Death & Culture website.

You’ll also need a copy of the York Death & Culture Walk map.

Please note: Always be aware of your surroundings if listening to the audio on headphones while outside. Parts of the tour may include crossing roads and listening should always take place in pedestrianised areas.

York Death & Culture Walk

The York Death & Culture Walk was developed by the Death & Culture Network based at the University of York, with the aim of exploring and understanding cultural responses to mortality. 

York Death & Culture Walk is supported by the York Museum Trust, York Archaeological Trust and the University of York’s Department of Sociology.

Image credit: Ouse bridge by Thomas Girtin 1800 - Wikimedia Commons/Yale Center for British Art