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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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
Feb 26, 2024
i’ve been to multiple live Van Gogh experiences over the years, yet this one just seemed to be a tad basic . the whole concept is very interesting and the immersive cameras are very well used. however for £15 each i would’ve hoped it would have had a bit more of his history shown rather than just flicking through his most popular work. The exhibit afterwards just had a few display boards regarding different pieces. Overall if you are willing to spend £15 go for it , others may completely disagree but in comparison to other exhibits this one is very basic .
Feb 22, 2024
This was my 2nd visit as I loved the first one so much. I can recommend the virtual reality experience at the end. I felt I was wandering through the paintings- it was magical.
Feb 19, 2024
Absolutely amazing from start to finish
Feb 18, 2024
Great to see Van Gogh’s work in a new and immersive way. We arrived a little early but it was fine. The show is on a continuous loop so you can leave when you want to. The 360 VR experience was an extra £3 but well worth the money. It was the best part!
Feb 13, 2024
Fantastic, lovely setting and enjoyed the drawer. Before VR experience. Thank you very much.
Jan 19, 2024
Very inspiring and informative. His work has been waiting to be shown like this. It was fabulous
Jan 5, 2024
The immersive part of the experience was clearly the virtual reality part which was absolutely fantastic - and to me and my grandkids worth paying an extra£3 per person - however for those that did not use this add on experience (at the extra cost) I feel the exhibition was a bit of a let down - all they really had was moving paintings of vangoghs ( some of which were very good) with some rather tedious music
Dec 27, 2023
Lovely and moving experience. The church setting added to the experience
Dec 12, 2023
A real treat for the senses. Beautifully done and colours were really vibrant. Suited the Church really well. Seating with cushioned benches or even deckchairs made it relaxing and immersive, in the truest sense of the word. Very enjoyable.
Dec 5, 2023
I loved it but it was colder inside than it was outside, heating is a must if you want people to come to see it, there were not many others there! The idea is superb though and the exhibition in the exit area was good too, but it was spoiled by the freezing temperature!
Dec 4, 2023
Wow, it was very impressive. Loved how they used technology to use his art work into the immersive experience. So much to take in, we watched part of the immersive experience twice just to see it all. The exhibition was great too. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Dec 1, 2023
Great show - but pretty cold in the church where we were sat for 30 mins . The VR was great - more room to read and view paintings afterwards would be better. Surprised that stairs/steps on exit weren't gritted! It was very icy!
Nov 19, 2023
Beautiful, fantastic, I need this in my home, a perfect way to relax. What an amazing way to see art.
Nov 14, 2023
A well presented introduction to van Gogh’s life and work and good followup in the adjacent room. However, a little disappointing for myself and my guests from Provence as we all have considerable knowledge of his work and are privileged to have seen originals in various international museums. Nevertheless, definitely worthwhile to give access to great art more widely to an uninitionated audience.
Oct 28, 2023
Fantastic highly recommend
Oct 20, 2023
Loved the experience and the setting…it worked really well.. would definitely recommend but be aware, the church is cold so wrap up!
Oct 20, 2023
Myself and my partner visited while on a holiday away and it was such a nice tranquil breakaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. It was a lovely experience to be immersed in all the colours and the music and to just sit and take it all in. Highly recommend but definitely not for everyone.
Oct 17, 2023
Enjoyed. 3D visual not to be missed. Difficulty when trying to swap tickets and couldn’t find age for Snr Citizens anywhere. It’s 60 if anyone needs to know. The staff lovely they allowed us to use the visual because we had overpaid the ticket price.
Oct 2, 2023
Looking forward to the experience, checked in and sat down on the very rickety deck chairs....decided to move to the side benches but these were uncomfortable, many people were moving about in an attempt to find a comfortable seat. The event was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would have marked it 5 star if not for the seats.
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.