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About History of York

York is such a deeply historical and complex city that it can be difficult to understand how all different elements fit together.

York Tourism Awards: Finalist 2009

History of York is all about giving people a chance to grasp the basics of the story - a story that covers the whole of English history but from a local perspective.  It's also about enabling people to dig a little deeper into the areas that interest them.  


Accuracy is important for the History of York - the content is reviewed by our friendly expert panel but the odd error is bound to slip through.   Plain English is also important.  If there are parts that are difficult to understand or you know to be wrong, please let us know.

Our Supporters

The website is a partnership, led by York Museums Trust, supported by Yorkshire Forward and City of York Council and involving lots of other organisations.  The partners are mainly heritage attractions in the city and we'd love it if you were inspired to visit, but don't feel obliged.