A 360 degree journey into the Universe of a Genius
Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? Take an awe-inspiring journey into the world of Van Gogh, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the 19th century, exploring his life, his work - and his secrets - as never before through cutting-edge 360 degree digital projections, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show. A UK premiere - nobody leaves unmoved.
Additional Details & FAQ
- Access Information
Disability access is available via the front entrance.
- Cancellation Policy
No Refunds and exchanges after purchase.
- Last entry is one hour prior to closing time.
- Timeslots are sold on the hour, hourly.
- Late visitors will be allowed in providing space allows.
Carer Tickets: If you are in need of a carer tickets, please email: email@example.com (tickets are free of charge)
- How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with your voucher attached. Please show your voucher on your phone, or print this ticket, to gain entry to the event. The barcode will be scanned upon entry.
- Where Do I Go
York St. Mary's, 14 Merchantgate, York, YO1 9RN
Sep 21, 2023
We were immersed in a new & most interesting, therapeutic experience. A fabulous way to view and consider art (not usually my thing) - the projections are amazing, and fit very well with building in which they are displayed The life history of Van Gogh is also illustrated and linked with his paintings An interesting and worthwhile hour
Can Gogh admirer
Sep 20, 2023
This was the best thing we saw on our visit to York. So clever. I’ve always admired Van Goghs work but this immersive experience just enhanced the whole exhibition. So hard to describe - you just have to go and see it for yourself.
Sep 16, 2023
Throughly enjoyed the Van Gogh experience in York yesterday, I would have preferred to see the gallery of Van Goghs paintings and the information on his life and works prior to going into the immersive experience instead of after.
Sep 1, 2023
An amazing experience to view his work and lovely staff. Only disappointment were the headsets which when viewing the film were blurred .
Aug 31, 2023
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I booked the tickets…but WOW!!! I could have sat there all day, it was so clever to see Van Gogh’s artwork come to life! Highly recommend a visit!
Aug 31, 2023
This was outstanding. Very informative and the virtual experience of bringing the pictures to life was amazing.
Aug 21, 2023
I loved the experience! It’s quite moving! Highly recommended ❤️👍😍
Aug 20, 2023
Lovely moving experience.
Aug 20, 2023
Absolutely brilliant. I loved this. It was so clever. One off experience and felt like I got an insight in to Vangogh’s work. Very good value too. The VI was also great. Highly recommend.
Aug 19, 2023
It was much better than expected and really informative. Well done!
Aug 17, 2023
Fantastic immersive experience and don’t forget to do the extra 3D - it’s worth it.
Aug 13, 2023
I’d been wanting to see this for a while and got the chance I unexpectedly on a visit to York. I took my 7 year old who aspires to be an artist, and she loved it. I didn’t expect her to sit for the whole 35 minutes but she did, and really enjoyed the whole atmosphere. She drew her own minimalist version of Starry Night afterwards, then we tried the VR experience too, which was absolutely stunning. Would love to go again.
Aug 13, 2023
Lovely atmosphere and length of the exhibition was just right. Really enjoyed it
Aug 11, 2023
Van Gogh for the Tik Tok generation? Several very bored infants running wild. Would not recommend for Adults. If you have £15 to spend on Van Gogh, a good biography or the Letters to Theo would be a better buy.
Aug 10, 2023
I had heard good things about the experience before seeing it for myself. Not disappointed. Very well done, enjoyable to watch and relaxing at the same time. I recommend the optional VR experience at the end which was great. It was nice to see the wall of people's Van Gogh pictures and have the chance to colour or draw your own. Some steps to negotiate but does have access for wheelchairs. Very friendly and approachable staff.
Aug 10, 2023
I arranged to visit with my youngest son who has just completed his MA in Fine Art. It was absolutely amazing and very moving.
Aug 8, 2023
Aug 8, 2023
Really enjoyed Van Gogh experience. A lovely thing to do on a visit to York.
Aug 7, 2023
The most moving experience
Aug 6, 2023
Absolutely loved this experience. A wonderful insight into the artist and his work. Particularly enjoyed the VR experience.
Aug 5, 2023
Marvellous!! 🌻 🌼🌻🌻🌻
JK , Ireland
Jul 29, 2023
A brilliant way to enjoy the works of Van Gogh.
Jul 27, 2023
The experience overall was very good. A bit more explanation before hand would be helpful regarding what else there was after the 360 degree experience ie area for kids , art exhibition , history to decide on how long to stay I. Experience . Overall very interesting
Jul 24, 2023
It was a really nice activity to do on a rainy Sunday in York. However £15 was way too expensive for a 35 min projection.
Jul 23, 2023
It was an excellent experience. It was such an insight into the paintings, mind and life of Vincent Van Gogh. Eye opening to say the least.
A n M n E n B
Jul 22, 2023
Met up in York with friends and booked the Experience on line. While the projection is on a loop, it didn't matter too much where you 'came in'. Great effects and pleasant accompanying music. The little reconstruction of his Arles bedroom was also well done. The latter part with information boards and examples of his paintings gave more flavour of his latter couple of years. Highly recommended.
Jul 20, 2023
Great experience but be sure to do the VR at the end. Well worth the extra £3. Could only have been improved by the display being on the ceiling too.
Jul 18, 2023
Overall very good. But price on line £ 8 different to just walking in. X 3 , 1 disabled, 2 retired .increase was £24
Jul 16, 2023
Wonderful experience highly recommend
Jun 16, 2023
Attended the Van Gogh Experience at York in June 2023. Loved the selection of art works shown and the music and narration. All combined to make me feel that I was inside each of the scenes. Animations were brilliant, subtle and clever.
Jun 11, 2023
We enjoyed the whole experience. Very well done. Would recommend a visit.
Jun 2, 2023
A stimulating experience A good selection of his work. Deck Chairs were fun
May 7, 2023
Walk into a history lesson of Van Gogh, Experience a journey through his life, and step into his paintings. A truly mesmerizing exeperience. I recommend.
May 1, 2023
We loved it. Would highly recommend the vip bit at the end. So clever how the art comes alive. We all felt very relaxed when we came out and felt we had the real immersive experience. We would definitely go to another.
Apr 14, 2023
Enjoyable for all ages, relaxing and interactive.
Apr 9, 2023
Very nice event informative and well organised.
Apr 6, 2023
Very well done. We both enjoyed how it was done.
Apr 2, 2023
Projections were good. Too many people booked into one session as there was a lack of seating for a while and people were getting in each others way for the rest of the exhibit.
Mar 31, 2023
This show was amazing, thoroughly enjoyed this presentation of Van Gough's work and the music was so good too. I would recommend anyone to go and experience this exhibition of Van Gough's art and life story.
Mar 28, 2023
It was an exceptional exhibition, loved the projection and everything about the visit was stunning
Mar 27, 2023
Very much enjoyed the exhibition and highly recommend the VR experience which was the highlight for me. Maybe a minimum age entry restriction or child specific entry time could have helped engage more with the information. Sadly young bored children and toddlers crawling about the floor, minded by their slightly older siblings in lieu of parents/adult supervision, was not conducive to fully enjoying the experience.
Mar 25, 2023
Enjoyed the experience very much The music added to the atmosphere Would recommend it
Mar 20, 2023
excellent organised, worth to see it
Mar 10, 2023
It was a fascinating and different way to look at Van Gogh’s work, bringing the movements in his works to life, and to hear some of his thoughts on art, life and nature. The VR part was amazing!
Mar 5, 2023
The whole event was just brilliant. It was so immersive and interesting. I did like the storyboards depicting his life and it was in large text!!!! I would highly reccomend this to anyone including non art lovers!
Feb 26, 2023
Only 1 room of light projection images . Through to a room where you can pay extra for a virtual experience! Then a few boards of info on Van Gogh to read - the end ! Went to a light show at Lincoln Cathedral the week before , half the price and 10 times the size . A real let down .
Feb 26, 2023
Second time visiting and never fails to amaze me friendly staff too
Feb 19, 2023
I have enjoyed it felt I was in his world.
Feb 17, 2023
We enjoyed the experience very much. However the spotlight above the central display was too bright and spoiled it for me. I had to shade my eyes
Feb 16, 2023
We enjoyed the experience, especially the VR goggles. We didn’t think we should have to pay extra to use the goggles however.