York Minster

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    York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, a masterpiece in stained-glass and stone, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history and its vast spaces are brought to life with the glory of worship and heavenly music.

    Today as a working cathedral, we welcome visitors from around the world to share in our daily life and worship, explore the past and enjoy a busy programme of events and concerts.  This wonderful heritage belongs to us all, and we invite you to experience it for yourself.

    The Great East Window is the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in Britain, the master-piece of Coventry glazier John Thornton. It was commissioned in 1405 and completed by 1408, information gleaned from 17th-century copies of the medieval contract, long since lost.

    The window is a work of immense ambition, depicting the beginning and end of all things, from the creation of the world as described in the book of Genesis, to the events that will presage the end of the world and the second coming of Christ as told in the visionary Book of Revelation, know in the Middle Ages as the Apocalypse. As part of the Minster's  project, over the next five years the Apocalypse scenes from this extraordinary window will be studied, conserved and returned with the protective glazing that will secure its future for many generations to come. 

    Take a 2,000 year heroic, historic and human journey through a series of interactive chambers. Everyone is welcome to join our services.

    Treasures & stunning collections spanning almost 2,000 years of history.

    Open hours today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    • Monday

      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    • Tuesday

      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    • Wednesday

      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    • Thursday

      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    • Friday

      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    • Saturday

      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    • Sunday

      9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    • November 16, 2018 3:43 am local time

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