Quingo Accessible Attractions: York Art Gallery

The Quingo Scooters team are always keen to encourage scooter users to get out and about and visit interesting or unusual places.

In our accessible attractions series, we aim to share some of the hidden gems that you wouldn’t usually visit or that you maybe thought weren’t accessible for your Quingo Scooter.

This week the Quingo team wanted to share some of the remarkable and accessible cultural attractions in the historic city of York with you. The York Art Gallery is part of the York Museums Trust, and is also situated minutes from York Minster, so it’s possible to visit both whilst on a day trip. If you’re already a bit of an art expert, or you just fancy a day out that’s a little bit different, York Art Gallery caters for everyone.


Rich History

The Gallery holds a collection of paintings that spans more than 600 years. The works range from 14th century Italian panels to 20h century works by LS Lowry and David Hockney.

The building itself is also of historic interest having first opened its doors to the public in 1879 and then becoming York’s city Art Gallery in 1892.

If you’ve never been to an art gallery before, but fancy something different, York Art Gallery will definitely provide the wow factor.


There’s so much more than just paintings at York Art Gallery:

  • Decorative Arts: here you’ll find more than 3000 pieces in a variety of materials including ceramics, glassware and textiles. The collection of ceramics from the Yorkshire potteries dates from the 1600’s to the 1900’s.
  • Modern ceramics: This is the world’s most extensive collection of modern British Studio Ceramics, with more than 5,000 pieces on show.
  • Works on Paper: These include drawings, watercolours and prints with around half featuring the city of York by local artists.
  • Paintings: York is famous for its collection of paintings spanning the history of Western European, but there is something that will appeal to everyone and regular touring exhibitions. In March 2016 one of the largest touring exhibitions of British First World War Art will reach York Art Gallery.


Accessible Art

York Gallery re-opened in August 2015, after it was made fully accessible to wheelchair and mobility scooter users. It now has two entrances – one at the front and one at the rear through York Museum Gardens. There are also accessible toilets on the ground and first floors of the gallery.

There are also the shop and Café No. 8 for you to refuel after discovering all the offerings of the gallery.

York Art Gallery offer an ‘Access Day Ticket’ which enables those who are aged 17-24 and receive support allowance entry for £4. The standard adult entry price is £7.50, which includes a 10% gift aid donation, and children under 16 get in the gallery for free.

If you’re making your way from York train station on your Quingo Scooter, it should take around 15-20 minutes to get to the gallery. If you’re visiting by car, the nearest car park is on Marygate which is around 5 minutes away.

For any other enquiries you have about York Art Gallery, you can always check their website before you go.

If you’ve been to visit any interesting attractions on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.

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