York Museums Trust

February Half Term at York Museums Trust

Join us this February Half Term for wonderful activities for the whole family!

York Castle Museum – Edwardian Entertainment

We have a wizard set of wheezes at  York Castle Museum with Edwardian Entertainment!

Create at the Castle! Seaside Fun

Make your own cardboard model Edward beach hut or seaside donkey puppet. Self-led family activity.

Entertainment Trail

Follow the trail around the museum to find out about popular entertainment of the past. Enter your trail in the competition to win an Edwardian style toy.

50p per trail

Professor Lenskapp the Photographer!

Roll up Roll up! Have your photograph taken in our Edwardian car cut-out and receive a copy of your Edwardian-style photo.

£3 per photo

Punch and Judy Shows

“That’s the way to do it!”

Be entertained by the popular Edwardian seaside show Punch and Judy.

Yorkshire Museum – Viking Sagas

Journey into the world of Viking myths, legends and reality! Hear stories, write stories and see genuine artefacts.

Viking Saga Story Books

Create your own Viking saga. Let the roll of a die decide your fate as you create your own exciting journey in a story book with pictures.

Storytelling with Odin the Viking

Journey with Odin the giant,on his magical, mythical quests to become a god. Hear uplifting tales of him rising again from Ragnorak to sing of hope in a brighter world.

Kid’s Curator’s Talk: Myth, Magic and Monsters in the Viking World

Join our Curator of Archaeology for a family-friendly talk and learn about some very special Viking artefacts.

York Art Gallery – Pictures Tell Stories

Discover the stories behind the paintings and the characters that are in them – or painted them!

Story Chair Days

Family Fun throughout the day with artist and storyteller Mary Passeri occupying the Story Chair.

Puppet Making

Drop-in activities for all! Create characters from the paintings on display.

Family Artists: Billions of Buttons

Meet an artist, be an artist. Bookable workshop with Karen Thompson.

YMT Card – Three Top York Attractions Only £22 for a Whole Year

Enjoy unlimited access to all three of York Museums Trust attractions this half term and for a whole year for just £22 with your YMT Card and remember, kids under 17 go free.

Click here to find out how to get your YMT Card.