Become a Volunteer Guide at Fishergate Postern Tower


UPDATE – Easter and May 2015
Fishergate Postern Tower Open :-
– Easter opening  : Sat 4,  Sun 5 and Sat 11 April.
We are open 12 noon – 6pm on the latter day, as the Sheriff of York is walking the walls.
– Early May BH: Sat 2, Sun 3 & Mon 4 May.
Saturday opening to be confirmed, as walls will be closed due to the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race.
– Late May BH: Sat 23, Sun 24 & Mon 25 May
Normal open times are 10am to 4pm.  Any people who are interested in joining the group of volunteer guides do come and look around.

The Postern Tower will also be open on bank holidays and other occasions throughout the year,  including school ½ term holidays, and during the Festival of Ideas when curators from the Yorkshire Museum will be at the tower showing visitors special artefacts found in the Fishergate area.

Over 500 people visited during the recent York Residents Festival, with many local people saying they had always wanted to see inside the tower and enjoyed climbing its spiral staircase to see the rooms and roof space. The Friends of York Walls have recently installed some temporary lighting in the rooms and stairs,  which were previously only illuminated by torchlight.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer guide should come along on an open day, or look on the Friends of York Walls website,  or send an email to


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