Current Exhibitions



Using artefacts from the JORVIK collection, these 3 new exhibitions explore a specific aspect of Viking life and culture and give visitors to York the chance to get up-close and personal with the Norse inhabitants of the city from 1,000 years ago.

Explore Viking Life in York


Power & Glory: York in the Time of Henry VIII

Power and Glory at Barley Hall

Discover the archaeology, first-hand accounts of life in the city and the effects that this greatest of Tudor monarchs had on life in York during his thirty-eight year reign.

Experience the Power & Glory


Looking Back at Hungate

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Investigate some of the diverse collection of artefacts discovered during the five-year excavation of Hungate and explore the stories of the people who lived there over 2000 years.

Discover 2000 Years of History


Commemorating the Re-interment of Richard III

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Explore a series of special installations  commemorating the re-interment of the last Plantagenet King of England in Leicester Cathedral, alongside unique archaeological finds from Towton Battlefield, including personal items including rings, ornaments and spurs.

Discover Richard III in York