Just inside the main south entrance to York Minster, a set of stairs lead down into the Crypt and Undercroft. This is the oldest part of the Minster - and some of the remains you will see here pre-date the Minster by quite a bit!

Much of the Undercroft and the Crypt has been turned into a modest museum showcasing artefacts found on the site and explaining how the Minster is built.

Fragmentary remains of Roman plasterwork can be seen, as well as foundations of the nave walls. Comparatively recent is the 10th-century grave marker in the undercroft.

The Crypt
View of the Crypt
Norman pier
Norman pier carvings
Foundation walls
The Minster foundations
Roman plastwork
Roman plasterwork, Undercroft
wooden chest
Carved chest, Crypt
10th century gravestone
10th c. gravestone