Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience (York)

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.

Good To Know

1) PLEASE WAIT IN THE QUEUE. PLEASE OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

2) PLEASE USE THE SANITISING STATION BEFORE ENTRY.

3) YOU WILL BE GUIDED THROUGH TO THE MAIN EXHIBITION.

4) PLEASE TAKE A SEAT WHERE YOU ARE SHOWN. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE THE DECKCHAIRS/BENCHES. WE HAVE PLACED THEM FOR YOUR SAFETY AT THE APPROPRIATE SOCIAL DISTANCE.

ALL SEATS ARE CLEANED REGULARLY BY OUR STAFF.

5) THE SHOW RUNS ON A 35 MINUTE LOOP. ONCE YOU HAVE SEEN THE SHOW IN ITS ENTIRETY, PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE VASES AND VIRTUAL REALITY SECTIONS.

6) IF YOU NEED TO USE OUR TOILET FACILITIES, WE ASK YOU TO DO SO BEFORE YOU MOVE INTO THE VIRTUAL REALITY AREA. ALL TOILETS ARE CLEANED EVERY HOUR.

FOR VISITORS WHO ARE WHEELCHAIR USERS, A MEMBER OF STAFF WILL ASSIST YOU WHEN THE MAIN SHOW HAS FINISHED, AND GUIDE YOU TO THE VIRTUAL REALITY SECTION.

7) IF YOU ARE GUIDED TO THE WAITING AREA FOR VIRTUAL REALITY, PLEASE OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

8) IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE OUR SKETCH AND COLOUR SECTION, PLEASE USE THE DISPOSABLE GLOVES PROVIDED WHEN USING THE CRAYONS.

9) WHEN TAKING PART IN VIRTUAL REALITY, WE ASK ALL VISITORS TO WEAR THE EYE MASK AND HAIR CAP PROVIDED FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION. IF YOU NEED ANY HELP, A MEMBER OF STAFF WILL BE THERE TO INSTRUCT YOU.

10) WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED YOUR VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE, PLEASE HEAD UP THE STAIRS TO READ MORE ABOUT VAN GOGH, AND VISIT OUR GIFT SHOP.

DUE TO CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING SHOP ITEMS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HOW SOMETHING WORKS, PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF STAFF AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SHOW YOU.

IF YOU ARE A WHEELCHAIR USER, WE HAVE A LIST AND RANGE OF ITEMS FROM THE GIFT SHOP AT THE ENTRANCE. IF YOU SEE ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE, A MEMBER OF STAFF WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR PURCHASE.

11) AFTER YOU HAVE VISITED OUR GIFT SHOP, YOU CAN EXIT VIA THE MEZZANINE LEVEL. PLEASE HOLD ON TO THE HANDRAIL WHILST USING THE STAIRS. THE HANDRAIL IS CLEANED AND SANITISED REGULARLY.

12) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF STAFF. WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP AND WANT TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY.

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

Disability access is available via the front entrance.

Faqs

  • 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: york@vangoghexpo.co.uk (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.

Cancellation Policy

No Refunds and exchanges after purchase.

Where Do I Go

York St. Mary's, 14 Merchantgate, York, YO1 9RN

Reviews

4.3(50 reviews)
  • B White

    Dec 5, 2022

    Very interesting. I personally would have found it more informative if I had been able to read the information BEFORE the 11 min. art in the round. LOVED the VR session. Hi

  • Taylor

    Dec 5, 2022

    A unique experience gaining an insight into the environment which inspired some of the paintings-and the way in which colour and light influenced his paintings. I would highly recommend this immersive experience.

  • Sarah Suggitt

    Nov 24, 2022

    We were greatest by a very friendly person, who explained the experience well. As we went through to the exhib, I was wowed by the projections around the church walls and floor. We sat comfortably to view the 35 min show and I was overcome with emotions, I cried. It was so magically beautiful. We moved onto drawing our own pictures which we projected onto the wall , then took a VR tour through the famous bedroom, outside and through some of his most famous works. It was fantastic. I would highly recommend this to anyone, even if you're not a great lover of art, it's a magical experience.