Medieval York: Capital of the North

02 December 2017 - 06 January 2019      10:00 - 17:00

    • Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens , York, YO1 7FR
    • 01904 687 687

From the fifth century, for a thousand years, the North of England was ruled from York.

In this new exhibition, showcasing the Yorkshire Museum’s permanent collection of the region’s greatest surviving treasures, explore how York became England’s second city and how its fortunes rose and fell with its ties to the Crown and the Church.

As the capital of religion, royal power, commerce, art, conflict and wealth across the Anglian, Viking, Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods, discover how the most powerful people in the world once ruled from within York’s City Walls.

Through the finest medieval discoveries ever unearthed, including the Middleham Jewel, the Escrick ring and a Richard III supporters Boar Badge, the latest metal detected finds and brand new research, this exhibition will tell the only complete medieval history of York in the city.


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