The Van Gogh Immersive Experience: Everything you need to know

November 2, 2019

Bringing art and history to life the Van Gogh Immersive Experience is unique in it’s ability to engage all ages in a multi-sensory event. Taking place in the majestic surroundings of York St Mary’s the multimedia experience showcases over 200 pieces of Van Gogh’s artwork projecting the images 360 degrees and set to an evocative soundtrack. Working on a 35 minute loop the projection portrays a snapshot of Van Gogh’s life alongside paintings and tales of some of the mental struggles he faced.

We visited as a family of five with children of ages 4, 10 and 15 in tow. The whole family enjoyed the experience on different levels. There are also hands on activities for children to enjoy in an additional exhibition room. We were genuinely blown away by our visit. Mesmerising, magical and thought provoking. The photos really don’t do it justice..so in case you’re thinking of visiting here’s everything you need to know:

Where?

York St Mary’s church in Castlegate, next to the Jorvik Viking Centre.

When?

The Van Gogh Immersive Experience opened in July 2019 and will run until January 5th 2020. Open daily from 10am – 6pm with later opening times on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. Please check the website for specific openings.

The event is moving on to Leicester at the end of January 2020.

Duration of visit

The full multi media experience lasts 35 minutes. There’s additional activities in a second exhibition room. You can stay as long as you like but schedule the visit to take between 45 mins – 1 hour.

Cost

Adults £13, Children £9, Family £38, Students £11

Highlights

Sitting back in the Van Gogh themed deck chairs and becoming absorbed in the experience.

Creating your own Van Gogh piece of art work in the interactive gallery.

The multimedia vase of flowers. Watch as they change before your eyes.

There’s also the opportunity to take part in a VR experience for an additional £3.

For full details please visit the official Van Gogh Immersive Experience website: https://www.vangoghexpo.co.uk

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