York Museums Trust

Easter Fun 2016 at York Museums Trust

York Castle Museum – Victorian Easter

Create at the Castle – Victorian Easter Cards

Every day, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Lots of our Easter traditions date back to Victorian times. Take inspiration from Victorian Easter cards to create your own card to wish someone special a Happy Easter.


Egg and Spoon Race

Every day, all day

Have a go at our Egg and Spoon obstacle course in the exercise yard!


Easter Trail

Every day, all day

Easter trail around the museum with a prize draw competition – a special chocolate egg for the winner! 50p per trail with reward.


Easter Hunt

Friday 25 March – Monday 28 March, 12pm – 4pm

Explore the Raindale Mill area at York Castle Museum and find all the Easter clues to lead you a little Easter treat.


No need to book. Activities included in museum admission unless stated otherwise.


Yorkshire Museum – Spring Mosaics

Spring into Mosaics

Friday 25 March – Sunday 10 April, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Explore the new season and create a paper mosaic tile inspired by spring and the museum’s Roman Four Seasons mosaic.


Mosaic Madness

Friday 25 March – Monday 28 March, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Join artist Kirstie Briggs Bateman to help create a modern version of the Four Seasons mosaic! This is a drop-in activity to contribute to a community artwork which will go on display in the museum.


Kids Curator’s Talk: Animals in Prehistoric Yorkshire

Tuesday 29 March, 12.30pm – 1pm

Join us for a family-friendly talk to learn about some surprising animals that used to roam the Yorkshire Landscape.


Animal Trail

Every day, all day

Take part in our animal-themed trail around the museum and gardens then claim a small prize. 50 per trail with reward.


No need to book. Activities included in museum admission unless stated otherwise.


 York Art Gallery – Spring Time

Easter Holidays Studio Drop-in: Flowers and Birds

Friday 25 March – Sunday 10 April, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Drop in to the Studio to celebrate the coming of spring with paper and string. Make birds inspired by Mark Hearld and flowers to add to our giant herbaceous border. No need to book. This activity is included in gallery admission but for £5 your child can gain a nationally recognised qualification – please see below for more information.

Discover Arts Award

25 March – 10 April 2016

Complete your Discover Arts Award with us this Easter! For 5-9 year olds (although any child can take part in our activities). Take part in the art and craft activities being held at the Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery this Easter, complete your Discover record sheet and earn a Discover Arts Award certificate from Trinity College London.

£5 per child (included certificate and a small reward!). To find out more about the Arts Award visit www.artsaward.org.uk.


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3 Top Attractions Only £22 for a Whole Year!

Enjoy unlimited visits to all York Museums Trust attractions this Easter and for a whole year for £22 (or less), and remember – kids under 17 go free. Click here to find out more.

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