The Cat Gallery was set up by Peter & Alison Hanson in 2001. We gave up our 9-5 jobs so that we could share working in our own business whilst bringing up a family. 18 years on, both our children are at school so we get even more time to hunt out great cat-themed gifts for our customers. 

We decided to set up The Cat Gallery after several years of struggling to find quality cat collectables and gifts. We’ve had great fun finding products for the shop and this online catalogue and will continue to hunt out the best cats in the market. 

Having traded in Petergate from 2001-2005 and Stonegate from 2005-2010, we moved to 45 Low Petergate in August 2010. 


Ethel Sadly, on 27th August 2017, Ethel, The Cat Gallery cat, passed away at the grand old age of 21. Our much loved RSPCA rescued moggy, she has been a wonderful companion and we all really miss our special friend.

The York Cat Trail

This cat, sculpted by local artist Jonathan Newdick (photographed), marks the start of the York Cat Trail. Collect a leaflet from our shop and enjoy looking for the other city centre cats on buildings. A great free activity for all the family. Pick up a leaflet from the shop or from the tourist board