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York Unlocked 2023 – Discover York’s hidden gems

Middletons Hotel York

However well you think you know York, chances are that there are iconic buildings you’ve walked past thousands of times but have no idea what’s hiding behind the front door. If, like us, you’d relish the opportunity to have a little look around, we’ve got just the event for you: York Unlocked. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s event.

What is York Unlocked?

Explore York library

Launched in 2022, York Unlocked is a free, annual event that offers the city’s residents and visitors a chance to be introduced to some of York’s most fascinating buildings and open spaces.

When is York Unlocked taking place this year?

York Theatre Royal families

York Unlocked is taking place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2023.

Which places are taking part? What can we see?

The Grand York afternoon tea

There are LOADS of places taking part in this year’s event, and the best thing to do is to check out the full programme on the York Unlocked website. The programme also has details of opening times and booking requirements. Here’s a very small selection of the places taking part:

– Terry’s Factory Clock Tower

– King’s Manor

– St Marys Tower

– No 1 Clifton

– The Star Inn the City

– Lady Peckett’s Yard

– Walmgate Bar

– York Theatre Royal

– Holgate Windmill

– Middletons Hotel

– The Grand, York

– Merchant Taylor’s Hall

Do we need to book?

Some events do need booking and will go fast, so do check the website.

York Unlocked – Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2023

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