Facilities

We are situated in the King’s Manor, a medieval building in the centre of the historic city, set between York Minster and the Yorkshire Museum. This gives us excellent access to the city and all its amenities, as well as providing a working environment that is itself a suitable subject for study.

King's Manor courtyard

King’s Manor originated in the 15th century as the residence of the Benedictine Abbot of St Mary’s. It subsequently served the Tudors and Stuarts as a seat of government. Today, it provides the facilities for a vibrant academic community, including not just the Department of Archaeology, but also the Centres for Medieval Studies and Eighteenth Century Studies.

We have additional offices, seminar rooms, research and teaching laboratories on the Heslington Campus. Here we enjoy close links with Biology and Chemistry amongst others, and in more than 200 acres of landscaped parkland, have excellent access to the main university library, undergraduate accommodation, retail outlets and sports facilities.

Furthermore, in the campus extension we have a 75 Ha landscape rich in archaeology of the last 5,000 years, and a team of developers keen to learn from and to exploit this archaeology in the development of the new campus.

All of this makes York an ideal place to study archaeology.