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Notice: Traveling from York city centre? York City Council have limited access to Lendal Bridge between 10.30am & 5pm. Please call if you would like advice on the best route to leave the city avoiding the restriction.
18th-century house with interactive galleries and National Portrait Gallery paintings
Beautiful gardens, parkland walks and an intriguing house to explore. Beningbrough is a great place to relax and be inspired all year round. Enjoy colourful Edwardian borders, working Victorian walled garden, labyrinth and family trails.
Meet the most powerful and influential people of the 18th century in our outstanding portrait collection. In an imaginative partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, paintings and sculptures are brought to life throughout historic rooms and hands-on galleries in the Italian-inspired house. Furniture and ceramics complement a grand interior, where the people in the portraits would feel at home - you may even meet a few.
Royals: Then and Now
1 March - 2 November 2014
See major contemporary Royal portraits from the National Portrait Gallery collection. On loan to mark the 300th anniversary of the accession of the house of Hanover in 1714, this display looks at portraits of our royal family today in the context of their predecessors.
Sculpture exhibition Nov 9 - Feb 23 (open weekends)
From award-winning sculptor Andrew Kay; this exhibition of life size sculptures captures the powerful anatomy of wild beasts using simple form and structure. Perfectly set in the gardens and making striking additions to the gallery spaces in the hall during winter opening.