York Museums Trust is an independent charity founded in 2002 to be responsible for York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum, York Museum Gardens and York St Mary’s on behalf of City of York Council.

All Designated as nationally important, York Museums Trust collections cover archaeology, natural history, social history, including the world famous Victorian street (Kirkgate), costume and textile, military, and art including the world’s largest collection of British studio ceramics.

All the museums occupy listed buildings and they look after two Scheduled Monuments. The museums managed by the Trust have been awarded Full Accreditation with the Arts Council England’s Accreditation Scheme and we are a National Portfolio Organisation. York Museums Trust welcomes in excess of 500,000 visitors across our three main sites annually, with an estimated 1.7 million annual visitors to York Museum Gardens.

York Museums Trust joins the Prosper North community as part of Edition 2.