York Mystery Plays

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Share your memories with us!

Have you, your family or friends been involved with York Mystery Plays?

Do you have memories to share?
The National Centre for Early Music holds the archive for the Plays from 1951 to today.  Our latest material is from the Guilds 2018 wagon plays but we have something from every year.
If you have photographs, papers and memorabilia relating to any of the York Mystery Plays production, and are happy to donate them to us, please let us know. We will be glad to have more from the 1960s, for instance. 

Contact Margaret Scott, YMP archivist
NCEM, St Margaret's Church, 
Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
Tel: 01904 632220
email: margaret.scott@ncem.co.uk
The archive is at www.yorkmysteryplays.org
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These images are from 2000 and 2002.  More welcome!  
As part of the celebration of York 800 in 2012, the City Archivist organised an exhibition of York's archive material, at the central library. The Mystery Plays featured in this display, using images from the City Archives, the National Centre for Early Music and the National Railway Museum's poster collection. The Yorkshire Museum had an exhibition with the City Archive's manuscript of the Scriveners' Play and the medieval Pageant Accounts of the Mercers' Wagon Play, held in the Merchant Adventurers' archives.