York Castle Museum and its Vision and Ambitions – Reyahn King, York Museum Trust Chief Executive

At the heart of the Castle Gateway area is York Castle Musuem, based in two the most important buildings of the area, the Debtor’s Prision and the Female Prision, nestled in the only remains of the Norman Castle walls and housing outstanding collections exploring the everyday life of the last two centuries. Chief Executive Reyahn … Read more

The Castle and Eye of York: Key questions the past poses for the area’s future

This blog was first published as part of the launch the Gathering Place summer programme builds. It has been updated in May 2020 in order to act as a reference point within the Open Brief for the heritage challenges. Navigating layers of history A repeated comment in all of the My Castle Gateway discuss has … Read more

York Castle Museum Briefing Notes: Navigating layers of history

The York Castle Museum Briefing Notes are drawn from the existing My Castle Gateway open brief for the whole Castle Gateway area along with input drawing on four workshops held in collaboration with York Museums Trust in October 2018. Each workshop was focused on the intersection between movement and meaning, and three of the workshops … Read more

York Castle Museum Briefing Notes Introduction: Movement and Meaning

As part of the wider Castle Gateway project York Castle Museum is also embarking on a major development which aims to interpret the histories of the site, enhance the existing buildings, offer porosity and visual and physical links between the river, the museum and the wider castle site, display better the museum’s collections and reach … Read more

Playing a part in creating a place: The vision for York Castle Museum

‘We already know we’re a museum which is loved. But the Castle Gateway project has helped us see it not just about us being a fantastic museum, it’s about how we can play a part in creating a place’ (Reyahn King, Chief Executive, York Museums Trust). Last week we released the vision for the new … Read more