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York St Mary's Contemporary Art Space

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A great Viking display

With the Jorvik Centre still not scheduled to open until April 2017, the adjacent St. Mary's Church... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
MedEngland
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England
Loved the exhibits in a wonderful space

No charge for this wonderful exhibition of finalists for the Aesthetica prize. The space is... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2014
absg
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 Sep 2017
“Fantastic place.”
29 Jan 2017
“A great Viking display”
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I found this little church after leaving the Jorvik centre . It's a fantastic space for a art exhibition . The staff were very helpful . Easy access for people with disabilities. I'd call again when in york to see who's art is being displayed.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

With the Jorvik Centre still not scheduled to open until April 2017, the adjacent St. Mary's Church offers a suitable space to tell the Viking story in York. The wooden boat dominates the display but the surrounding explanatory panels are very interesting and relate to...More

Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The Viking Experience was badly damaged by the Boxing Day floods 2015 and has been closed for renovation and updating. They have recently moved some of the displays into this old church, which has now become a contemporary art space. The venue has great atmosphere,...More

Thank LamplighterYork
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

A lovely small gallery. Has an excellent exhibition just now. Right next to the shopping centre. Beautiful architecture and interior.

Thank tom7p
Reviewed 18 April 2014

As always the exhibition was thought provoking and inspiring in this wonderful setting, however the exhibition wasn't the only change. This is the first time I have written a second review of an attraction, the reason? The Staff. On our last visit they let this...More

5  Thank thomas g
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Yet again York St. Mary's puts on another fantastic exhibition. Every year this beautiful church provides the backdrop for unique, compelling contemporary art and this year is proving no exception. As ever it was lovely to see the familiar and friendly faces of the York...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We visited the Aesthetica Art Prize on Sunday 13th of April. The church is a wonderful space to show contemporary art the current exhibition is excellent. It shows a variety of works photography, installation, film and painting. We were greeted by a member of staff...More

Thank 33Engineer1975
Reviewed 13 April 2014

No charge for this wonderful exhibition of finalists for the Aesthetica prize. The space is wonderful and an excellent exhibition space. Other comments on the staff are echoed here, it would be nice if they were a bit more knowledgeable about the contents!

Thank absg
Reviewed 1 November 2013

What a shame, this is an underused space in a wonderful location. We have visited this attraction for a number of its displays which are always thought provoking and interesting, even if there are always unused areas, these give the opportunity to admire the building...More

2  Thank thomas g
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Very disappointed by this alleged current replacement for York art gallery. Staff just stood there while you try and find your way round Bruce Nauman's work actually there isn't much to see. Fair enough the church is magnificent but that wasn't enough to keep us...More

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