Welcome to the official website of York Cemetery. This is the place to find out about all of the Cemetery’s business and social activities.
York Cemetery is a grade II* listed landscape and is one of only two privately owned Victorian cemeteries in the UK. Founded in 1837, it now encompasses 24 acres and is administered by The York Cemetery Trust with support of the Friends of York Cemetery.
York Cemetery is a working burial ground. At the same time, it provides opportunities for conservation, education, and informal recreation within a protected environment close to York city centre. Trustees, staff, Friends, and volunteers all work to achieve the right balance between the provision of a community facility and support for the environment.
If your particular interest is genealogy and family history, you will want to contact our genealogy team, email them at email@example.com A knowledgeable and enthusiastic group of specialist volunteers will be pleased to help with your inquiry, although the genealogy office is currently closed for face to face inquiries.
On site parking in the Cemetery may be restricted from Monday to Friday when funerals are in progress. There is limited parking for families attending services and funerals. Alternatively, there is a pay & display car park in nearby Kent Street.