How Does It Work?

York Card from Explore York is going digital!

New and existing card holders will have the option of using their York Card via the new York Card website from December 2020.

As a card holder you will be able to: 

…all at the click of a button, from your comfort of your home, or on the move!

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Buy or Renew your York Card

If you are a new customer, you can purchase a York Card online – simply click on any of the BUY CARD buttons to start your purchase.

Existing customers can login to access their account and renew their card via the Login to your York Card link at the top right-hand corner of the website. The username required will be the final 6 digits on your current York Card. The option to change this is available on the login page.

It is possible to purchase or renew a physical York Card at your local Explore library or Reading Cafe if you prefer. Please note the ‘Work in York’ Card is not currently available to purchase online – please visit an Explore library to purchase.

Access your Online Account

Sign in to your York Card account to access a range of features and get the most out of your York Card.

Once signed in you can enter and store your payment details for renewals. You will be prompted when your card is due to expire and can renew for another 12 months of fantastic discounts at the click of a button.

Coming in 2022...

Discounted tickets for the attractions included with the card will be bookable through your account, so you don’t have to worry about visiting each attraction’s website individually – a one-stop shop saving you time as well as money!

Once you have purchased an attraction ticket, you will be able to access it and display it on your mobile device, using it as your entry ticket. The attraction will scan the QR code on the ticket and this will record your entry. Your purchase history will also be visible, allowing you to see all the tickets you have booked previously.

Start Exploring!

As a York Card holder you have access to some fantastic discounts across the city – so now is a great time to start exploring! Pay for your discounted entry tickets using your online account or simply show your digital or physical pass when you arrive at an attraction to get your discount.*

Take a look at some of the places you can use your card for exclusive discounts below. The full list is available on the Where Can You Save? page.

Inside of York Minster
York Minster
York Castle Museum
York Museums Trust
Outside of Barley Hall
Barley Hall

*Due to Covid-19 some attractions will require you to pre-book your visit.