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Ghosts in the Gardens is back in York for October half term

Autumn’s here and there’s something spooktacular going on in York: the return of Ghosts in the Gardens! The York BID is once again bringing some horribly good wire mesh sculptures to some of York’s most stunning green spaces and this year it’s bigger than ever. It’s well worth taking your children along to: it’s fun, free and a great excuse for a walk around York.

Ghosts in the Gardens York 2022

There are 39 sculptures to see this year in 14 different locations across the city: Museum Gardens, The Artists Garden, Treasurer’s House, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Middletons Hotel, St Anthony’s Garden, Barley Hall, The Shambles, Clifford’s Tower, the Judges Lodgings, DIG, the Castle Museum, the Edible Wood and Library Lawn.

Ghosts in the Gardens – Where to find the sculptures

YORK MUSEUM GARDENS – Museum Street. Open daily 9.00-18.00

  • – Viking Man
  • – Viking Woman
  • – Archbishop
  • – Bride
  • – Monk
  • – Monk
  • – Cat
  • – Squirrel
  • – Highwayman and Horse
  • – Peacock
  • – Groom
  • – Victorian Female
  • – Falcon
  • – Stewart man
  • – Bear

ARTISTS’ GARDEN – access via Museum Gardens or through Exhibition Square via snickleway to the side of the art gallery. Open daily 10.30-18.00

  • – Gardener
  • – Knight
  • – Artist

MIDDLETONS HOTEL – Cromwell Road. Open daily.

  • – Fishing Cat
  • – Nurse

MERCHANT ADVENTURERS’ HALL – Fossgate. Open Sun-Fri 10-16.30, Sat 10.00-13.30

  • – Female Merchant
  • – Fisherman

TREASURERS’ HOUSE – Minster Yard. Open Sat – Wed 11.00-16.00

  • – Edwardian Man
  • – Roman Centurion

ST ANTHONY’S GARDEN – Peasholme Green. Open daily from 9am.

  • – Teacher
  • – Tudor Boy

BARLEY HALL – Coffee Yard. Open daily.

  • – Juliet

DIG – St Saviourgate. Open daily.

  • – Ghost Week Phantom
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Ghosts in the Gardens runs from 23rd September until 12th November 2023 and is free – hooray! It’s just one of many great things going in York and beyond during October half term, and you can find our pick of the best here. Make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news on what’s going on around York over the next few weeks. Oh, and if you haven’t subscribed to our weekly newsletter yet, what’s keeping you? It’s the best way to get inspiration and ideas straight to your inbox each week.

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