York Society Walking Tours: Arts & Crafts Buildings in York

Arts & Crafts building

The Arts and Crafts movement was a British movement in art, crafts, furniture and architecture from 1880 to 1910.  York is lucky to have six Arts and Crafts buildings, all designed by Government architect George Temple-Poole.

During this year’s York Festival, the President of The York Society, Rob Garton Smith, will present a walking tour to visit and discuss the architecture of these six important and beautiful buildings.
Entry fee proceeds to The York Society.

Objectives of the York Society:

  • To foster the preservation and restoration of buildings and settings of historical, architectural and aesthetic interest in the Shire of York;
  • To encourage the study, writing and publication of the history of the area;
  • To collect, classify and preserve records relating to the history of York and districts;
  • To support any museum relevant to these objects;
  • To promote and facilitate cultural activities in York;
  • To facilitate the exchange of information through lectures, websites or other internet pages, exhibitions, readings and discussions relevant to these objects;
  • To promote social gatherings which foster these objects.



DATE: Sun 2 Oct

TIME: 2pm-4pm

VENUE: Tour starts at the York Town Hall, 81 Avon Terrace  



ACCESSIBILITY: This is a walk on footpaths and through a park.  The last and most distant building (the York Hospital) is almost a kilometre away, and you will be given the opportunity to drive there if you wish.

PRICE: Adults $15, Kids free

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people. We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

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