Medieval Celebrations At The Yorkshire Museum

Date Posted: 13/12/2011

The Yorkshire Museum is launching a new medieval exhibition in spring, celebrating the 800th anniversary of York becoming a self-governing city. 1212: The Making of the City will be open for a year from the 7th April.

When King John granted a royal charter to York in 1212, it marked a pivotal moment in the history of the city. Gaining independence meant that it could regulate its own affairs, collect its own taxes, and even appoint a mayor.

This new exhibition will tell the story of medieval York, celebrating the people, places and events that have contributed to the city’s heritage. Highlights will include the York Helmet, Middleham Jewel, Sapphire Ring and St William’s Shrine, alongside paintings and works on paper from York Art Gallery.

Groups of ten or more people planning a visit to the Yorkshire Museum are entitled to discounted rates.

For further information telephone: 01904-650333 or visit

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