Family Friendly, Half Term, Art & Culture, Museum Open Days, Tours & Guides

May Half-term

Location: York Minster
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Keep the whole family entertained with free activities designed to help young explorers discover the medieval Minster.

Don’t forget, kids go free! Up to four children aged 17 and under can visit the Minster for free with a paying adult.

Take a family-friendly discovery tour

Saturdays at 11am

Discover the answers to fun questions including ‘How many blue whales can fit inside the Minster?’ and ‘Which room has a special whispering trick?’.

The tours are suitable for children aged 4+ and last 45 minutes. No booking is required.

Follow a STEM trail

Look for shapes, patterns and colours as you journey around York Minster with our new STEM trails: Maths Quest, Light Quest and Nature Quest. Perfect to keep little brains busy!

Grab a Little Explorer Backpack

Our Little Explorer Backpacks are filled with gadgets including maps, binoculars, and a magnifying glass to help your young adventurer discover the medieval Minster.

Explore the Undercroft Museum

Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and discover 2000 years of history in our state-of-the-art Undercroft Museum.

Enjoy our green spaces

Relax in Dean’s Park, Minster Gardens or College Green and take in these vibrant green spaces nestled in the heart of York. Perfect for dog walks and family picnics.

Find full details and book your ticket on our webstie:

York Minster Opening Hours

General visiting:

Mon – Sat: 9.30am – 45pm (last admission 4pm)

Sun: 12.45pm – 3.15pm (last admission at 2.45pm).

Please note these opening hours are subject to change. Please check our website for the most up to date information.

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