Half Term Fun at York Museums Trust – February 2016
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!
Make your own cardboard model Edward beach hut or seaside donkey puppet. Self-led family activity.
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
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
“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.
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.
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.
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!
Family Fun throughout the day with artist and storyteller Mary Passeri occupying the Story Chair.
Drop-in activities for all! Create characters from the paintings on display.
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.
- Rare Roman bronzes acquired by the Yorkshire Museum
- Come and play this half term in York Museum Gardens!
- Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings - Twenty-five recently attributed Gainsborough drawings go on show for the first time alongside major works
- Clay, Peat and Cage - UK premiere of work by Yorkshire-based artists at York Art Gallery
- Lockdown artwork by Asylum Seekers to go on show in new display opening at York Castle Museum