Food, drink and music as the sun sets in one of York’s most beautiful locations
June 18-19, 6:30pm-10pm.
Celebrate midsummer with friends, food, drink and music in the beautiful surroundings of York Museums Gardens.
To mark midsummer, York Museums Trust is offering a unique opportunity to watch the sun set over the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey in the Gardens.
Tickets will include a gourmet picnic hamper of homemade Yorkshire fayre, provided by Sketch from York Art Gallery’s cafe, and a welcome drink, with live music providing relaxed entertainment. Friday’s audience will have the opportunity to see the New York Brass Band and Saturday’s will hear a hand-picked selection of local artists performing a mix of pop, folk and country.
A bar will serve drinks for the rest of the evening, with all funds raised helping to look after the wonderful York Museum Gardens.
Richard Saward, head of visitor experience and commercial for York Museums Trust, said: “What better way to mark midsummer this year than to spend it with friends enjoying lovely food and drink in the beautiful setting of York Museum Gardens?
“We have worked with Sketch to create a delicious picnic hamper to enjoy to the pleasant live music entertainment, while hopefully taking this unique opportunity to admire the sun setting over the spectacular ruins of York St Mary’s.
“All the money raised will help us look after this very special space in the heart of the city which we know is so important to so many people.”
Tickets cost £25, including a welcome drink, homemade Yorkshire picnic hamper including pies, salads and dips and live music entertainment.
The Garden Gates will be opened at 6:30pm and people are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets and chairs to enjoy the surroundings from the portico outside the front of the Yorkshire Museum or the main lawn. The event finishes at 10pm.