Planning your visit

York Researchers’ Night (YorNight) 2018 takes place on Saturday 17 November in the heart of the city of York.

All events take place at the historic King’s Manor (the University of York’s city centre campus) and the Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum

Talks take place at both our venues at scheduled times from 3.30pm to 8pm (see individual talks for details), while activities run continuously from 3pm to 8pm at King’s Manor and the Yorkshire Museum. 

No booking required – simply turn up on the day.

Families are warmly welcomed to YorNight. Many of our activities have been designed specifically with the young in mind. As well as offering a fantastic insight into the exciting world of research, our events might even provide a glimpse into a future career.

Food and drink
The Refectory Café at King’s Manor will be open throughout the evening offering freshly ground Eros coffee, homemade soup, salads, filled jacket potatoes, sandwiches and hot and cold snacks.

How to find us

  • Tempest Anderson Hall is located at the Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, YO1 7FR (map).  Next to Lendal Bridge, it is just a 10 to 15-minute walk from York Railway Station.
  • King’s Manor can be found in Exhibition Square, YO1 7EP (map). Located next to York Art Gallery, it’s just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Yorkshire Museum.

Travel and transport
To plan your journey by public transport, consult the York Journey Planner at or visit You can also use the city’s park and ride service.
There is no parking at either venue. The nearest car parks are on Marygate and Bootham Row. For car parking information visit

All venues are wheelchair accessible except for K133, King’s Manor.