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Group Visits

‘Our visit was wonderful. The tour was great, weather was perfect and the afternoon tea could not have been better.’

BT Connect Group

With 500 acres of beautiful landscape, unique historical features, five indoor galleries, a permanent display of outdoor sculpture, and a changing programme of special exhibitions, YSP makes an ideal location for group visits.

Group visitors can also enjoy the YSP Centre with contemporary award-winning gift shop stocking stationery, homeware, jewellery and more, and restaurant with breathtaking views of the Country Park. And with the YSP Café, coff ee shops and kiosk open throughout the Park, you’ll never be too far away from refreshment.

Benefits for groups

Group visitors can pre-book to receive some excellent benefits:
– Free coach parking (when booked with with a catering or tour package. Normal charge £15)
– Map and current information on arrival
– Free refreshment voucher for the coach driver
– Free introductory talk in the Underground Gallery (during exhibitions only)
– Specialist tour packages (fees apply)
– Option to pre-book mobility scooters, subject to availability. Bespoke group visits, stays and events

Suggested Itineraries

Spend up to three hours exploring on your own or maximise your time with a suggested route:
– 1 hour: visit the Formal Garden and galleries.
– 2 hours: enjoy a tour of the Underground Gallery or take a guided walk, before returning to the restaurant for coff ee and cake.
– 3 hours: buy a Guide to Works in the Open Air and explore the Park independently. Meander through the Henry Moore bronzes in the Country Park and follow the walking route to Longside Gallery, returning by the shuttle bus for lunch in the restaurant.

Group Talks, Tours & Events

Fascinating talks and guided tours for all ages, abilities and interests:

Underground Gallery Talk
Recommended donation £20 per tour (no minimum, during exhibitions only)
This free introductory talk is the perfect start to your visit. Gain an insight into the latest exhibition in the stunning, award-winning Underground Gallery, located just a minute’s walk from YSP Centre.

Winter Visits and Seasonal Nights
Popular winter events like Sunrise in the Skyspace and Brass Christmas can be part of your itinerary and include breakfast and dinner packages with local hotels off ering special rates when planning a visit to YSP. Other events available all year round.

Curatorial Talk
£350 per talk (max 80 per talk)

This talk is accompanied by a presentation helping you gain inside knowledge of past, current and future artists. Our current and upcoming exhibitions, and the sculptures within the open air.

Art & Landscape
Tour £80 per tour (max. 30 per tour. Two guides available for groups of 30+)

With the help of our experienced guides, explore the range of outdoor sculpture on display including works by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore as well as the Park’s historical features. This tour can be dementia-friendly and tailor made for the blind and visually impaired on request. Approximately one hour. Why not add an exclusive tour of Roger Hiorns, Seizure, 2008/2013 to your Art & Landscape tour. £30 (must be pre-booked, excludes weekends and bank holidays).

Curatorial Tours
£200 per tour (max. 30 per tour. Two guides available for groups of 30+)

These specialist tours are led by YSP curators and provide a more detailed insight into the collection and programme. There are a variety of tours and talks available and these can be tailored to suit your specific group interest. Excludes weekends. Approximately one hour.

All tours are subject to availability. Suitable footwear and clothing are recommended for all outdoor tours. Please note that prices are based on tours taking place during normal opening hours and must be booked and paid for in advance.

Catering for Groups

Groups can enjoy locally sourced, freshly cooked food at pre-reserved tables in our fabulous restaurant overlooking the Country Park. Private room available on request.

Choose from:
Morning coffee / £3.00 per person
Lunch options from £7.50 including hot drink
Afternoon cream tea / £5.00 per person

Get in touch

To book your group visit contact:
Sally Meyrick
Tel +44 (0)1924 832508
groups@ysp.org.uk 

‘The staff went above and beyond to ensure that our visually impaired clients could experience it brilliantly’

Selby District Vision

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