It now costs £7.95 to visit (children under 16 free), but their yearly pass at £22 is good value It includes entry to the Castle Museum and the York Museum. We got its value in just two days....
CoCa, Centre of Ceramic Art, is world class, attracting new visitors from all over, and artist Mark Hearld's collection from the storerooms reflects his enthusiasm and the fun he must have had curating this vibrant display.
I was very disappointed in Edmund de Waal's contribution - he is getting much much too precious in my opinion! Two or three dark vases in a small dark box on the wall over a void about 5 feet away from the nearest viewing point.
Really worth seeing should you be near York or planning to visit. And Melanie Paris (ex-garden design student of mine) has a lovely place to rent should you be looking - see here.
Can you manage to fit in something just for yourself this busy week?