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University of York BAME student Network takes over York Castle Museum 

On Tuesday 27th October, University of York BAME student Network will take over York Castle Museum Twitter and Instagram pages!   York Museums Trust are very much interested in the work that we do, and we appreciate their efforts in contacting us and holding an event for Black History Month.      The BAME Network aims to ensure …

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Celebrating Ivory Bangle Lady 

Celebrating Ivory Bangle Lady 

This month we are celebrating the life of an important woman with North African ancestry who lived and died in York more than 1,600 years ago.   The way she was buried, the special objects interred with her, and the insights into her origins that scientific research has recently revealed help to tell her story. Whilst we …

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The impact of Curator Battle

Hi all, I’m Millie, Digital Communications Officer at York Museums Trust. I want to share with you the impact of our most successful digital campaign to date – #CuratorBattle! Curator Battle ran on Twitter from 20 March until 24 July 2020 as one of the ways York Museums Trust could still engage with audiences while in lockdown. It …

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The Good Organisation – York’s Railway Heritage

York has been an important centre of transportation since the Romans established the city in AD71, linking it to an efficient road system and making use of its waterways. However, the city is also famed for its rich railway heritage and has played key role in laying the foundations of today’s modern rail network.    …

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York LGBT Forum Twitter Takeover

York LGBT Forum will be taking over York Castle Museum’s Twitter Saturday 27th June! York LGBT Forum will be taking over our twitter to share the work they’ve been doing in York, share their personal stories and respond to some of the objects in York Museums Trust collections. They actively promote awareness and …

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York Travellers Trust Twitter Takeover

York Travellers Trust will be taking over York Castle Museums Twitter page this Thursday (18th June), with some exciting videos and images showcasing their culture and heritage.   Did you know?   The Gypsy and Traveller community is York’s oldest, and until very recently largest, minority ethnic group with an estimated 1300 Gypsy and Traveller people …

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My Life as a Volunteer with York Castle Museum – Steve Pickard

In 2013 I took early retirement after 43 years as a Local Authority Housing Officer. I have always had an interest in Military History and my brother-in-law, who is a guide at the Yorkshire Museum suggested I apply as a volunteer with the Castle Museum. My first volunteer session after my training was Hands on Here! Gas …

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A Miscarriage of Justice in York – A blog by Volunteer Steve Pickard

John Stevens & Thomas Lastley, 17 April 1790 (A Prank Gone Wrong) A Miscarriage of Justice in York John Wharton was a button maker in Sheffield. He had recently married and his young wife had asked him to buy a basket of food and told him not to come home late. He and four work colleagues, John …

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Vegetable Pie: Ration Recipes by Sarah Mortimer

Vegetable pie with brown sauce from ‘Good Eating’    ‘Good Eating’ was a collection of recipes created from reader’s recipes in the Daily Telegraph during World War Two.  This recipe uses the fact that vegetables were relatively easy to come by in wartime whereas meat was not – it doesn’t specify which vegetables to use, …

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Reyahn King’s Object of the Week: Dick Turpin’s Whistle

Reyahn King, Chief Executive of York Museums Trust, has picked some of her favourite objects from the Trust’s collections for a series in The Press newspaper. Here is the latest object, an Ivory whistle which  reputedly belonged to infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.

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