New Exhibition: 25O years of Terry’s
Terry’s of York was established in the city in 1767 by partners Bayldon and Berry who opened a shop in the city selling lozenges, comfits and other simple confectionary before being joined in the 19th century by unlikely apothecary, Joseph Terry. Luckily, experience in sugaring pastilles and pills meant that Mr Terry adapted easily to a career in confectionery and his scientific background made him a pioneer of new products and a precise attitude to quality.
It was this quality and innovation which made the company famous. By the 20th century Terry’s had introduced the world to the boxed chocolate assortment as well as one of the world’s most iconic confectionery: The Terry’s Chocolate Orange!
250 Years of Terry’s will open in March at York’s Chocolate Story and will showcase a selection of the most interesting of the Terry’s products from opium based throat sweets to some of the most beautiful and decadent chocolate boxes in history.
The exhibition will also explore the social impact on the city. Terry’s has inspired Lord Mayors, horse races and iconic architecture as well as the lives of the tens of thousands of residents who have worked for the company.
New exhibition Chocolate and the People of York
A brand new exhibition explores the contribution the people of York have made to the cities great chocolate industry. From the thousands of factory workers who manned the production lines, to the founding fathers, whose inventiveness and dedication created world famous brands still produced in the city. Explore the social history and fascinating stories of the people who made York the UK’s home of chocolate.
While other British cities were built on steel, coal or wool, York's fame and fortune have rested on chocolate for almost 300 years. World-famous brands, including KitKat, Aero and Terry’s Chocolate Orange, all originated from the historic city of York.
Address: King’s Square, York YO1 7LD
York's CHOCOLATE Story is located in the heart of York in King's Square - close to the Shambles and Shambles Market. yorkschocolatestory.com
Terry's Guided City Walk: 250 Years of Terrys 30 July - 3 September 2017 Starts At York's Chocolate Story
The confectioner Terry’s is a company that can trace its origins in York all the way back to 1767. To celebrate the iconic brand’s 250th anniversary, we’ll be hosting a brand new guided city walk.
The new city walk will take visitors around the city, looking at key buildings and areas connected to the brand. Our engaging guides will be telling tales that have come straight from the workers themselves, while offering a series of exclusive samples connected to the company.
Tickets are £4.95 per person. Tours run at 1pm and 4pm, Thursdays and Sundays only.