Celebrate Pride in June

Five women stood smiling behind an exhibition table

York’s three National Trust places are delighted to celebrate Pride throughout June with reduced entry offers and news of an exciting artist in residency event we’d love you to get involved in.

Joining in with local Pride celebrations 


Come and see us

We’re joining in the celebrations at Harrogate’s Pride in Diversity event at Valley Gardens on Saturday 20 May and at York Pride on the Knavesmire on Saturday 10 June.

Come and see us and grab a limited edition souvenir, chat to the team about places to visit, what we’ve got coming up and pick up a voucher for free and discounted entry throughout June.

What’s on offer and when?

Enjoy 50% off throughout June at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, Goddards House and Garden and Treasurer’s House in the city centre. To add to the York Pride celebration weekend this is further reduced to free entry on Sunday 11 June.

How to get the discount?

Either show your 2017 Pride affiliated wristband at the reception on arrival at one of the houses or if you’ve seen us at one of the Pride events or other York LGBT Forum events you might have one of the special vouchers giving the same promotions.

Prejudice and Pride

Throughout 2017, to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the National Trust is exploring LGBTQ heritage at places up and down the country. Find out what’s happening where in the Prejudice and Pride programme with a series of exhibitions and events. 

David Hoyle at Beningbrough

David Hoyle sharing stories as part of a portrait event
Disabled femaile artist painting a man in drag


In autumn 2016 we were delighted to welcome David Hoyle as our sitter as we took part in the national diversity project Portraits Untold. Disabled Artist Tanya Raabe-Webber painted David as they shared stories of their own lives. David is an advocate for LGBTQ rights and for all those who could make the event, I’m sure he left his mark with his profound take on the world. 

If you missed it, see the video from the day here and keep up to date with further Portraits Untold developments as this project moves into year two.

" Beningbrough Hall has much love within its walls, that has shaped it into the welcoming and special place that it is today for all. I was honoured and thrilled to have my portrait painted in such an amazing place"
- David Hoyle


You can see Tanya’s completed portrait of David Hoyle on the first floor of the hall until 5 November 2017.

Sitters and their stories – we need you…

To continue this legacy there will be another artist in residency event at Beningbrough on Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 October 2017. Tanya Raabe-Webber returns to have conversations with and paint more sitters. Would you like to be a sitter? Do you have a diverse story to tell that you’re happy to share? We will soon be opening applications for sitters for this event and want to hear from you and about you. 

Look out for updates and how to apply in the coming weeks.