York Minster "Out of the Ashes" Exhibition Preview

Up Next: 27th June 2024, 6:30pm
Location: York Minster, Deangate, York, YO1 7HH
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This year marks 40 years since a devastating fire tore through York Minster's South Transept, destroying the roof and leaving the Rose Window cracked in 40,000 places.

Discover the story behind the 1984 fire that threatened to destroy York Minster through a new exhibition – Out of the Ashes – commemorating the 40th anniversary of the blaze. The exhibition journeys through the dramatic events of 9 July 1984, when the cathedral was struck by lightning. It details the heroic rescue efforts, clean-up operation and four-year restoration using eyewitness accounts.

At 6.30pm on Thursday 27 June, Visit York Members are invited to preview the exhibition, two days before it opens to the general public. They will have chance to speak to York Minster's Collections Team, who curated the exhibition, and explore the spaces that the fire destroyed.

There will also be drinks in the medieval Chapter House, to give people chance to network.

Entry to the event will be via the South Doors. Members are also invited to join Choral Evensong at 5.30pm before the preview if they wish to do so.

Date: 27 June, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: York Minster's North Transept

Spaces are limited to four tickets per business.

Find out more and book your place here.

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