York Museums cuts jobs by 30%

The Museum Gardens were closed for much of the first lockdown period. They are currently open during the November lockdown

The York Museums Trust has confirmed that it has cut its workforce from 144 to 101 staff.

It hopes to reopen the Castle Museum and Art Gallery in December but the fate of the Yorkshire Museum is less clear.

The York Museum Trust is receiving £850,000 from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund. 

The York Council has also given a letter of guarantee to YMT, providing them with access to a maximum of £1.95m over the next two years, should it be required.

Trust statement

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