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Give a year of great days out this Christmas with the YMT Card

Looking for the perfect present? We’ve got the ultimate stocking-stuffer… Give your loved ones an unforgettable year of discovery and inspiration this Christmas. With a YMT Card they’ll enjoy unlimited free access to our three top York attractions – York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum & Gardens and York Art Gallery – for a whole …

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Projects involving York Museums Trust shortlisted for three York Cultural Awards

1 November 2017 Three projects which York Museums Trust (YMT) collaborated with partners on have been shortlisted in this year’s York Cultural Awards. York Castle Museum’s Forward to Victory theatre project with York Theatre Royal’s Youth Theatre was included in the Best Cultural Partnership category. The Viking Virtual Reality, created in partnership with DC …

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Last chance to see two major exhibitions at York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum this week

31 October 2017 This weekend is the last chance to see two major exhibitions by York Museums Trust. Viking: Rediscover the Legend at the Yorkshire Museum, in partnership with the British Museum, has been seen by more than 65,000 people since it opened on May 19. The exhibition features star objects from the museum alongside some of the most …

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Trip Trap Troll! Visit the Yorkshire Museum this October half term to make and play this traditional Viking game

30 October 2017 Help your Vikings escape from the evil trolls this October half term as you make and play the traditional Viking game, Trip Trap Troll. During the final week of the exhibition, Viking: Rediscover the Legend, at the Yorkshire Museum, use clay to mould your own miniature Viking warriors and terrifying Trolls along with your …

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Celebrating the City! Create artwork inspired by the York this October half term at York Art Gallery

30 October 2017 This October Half term, take inspiration from the City of York to create your own artwork, just like the latest exhibition from Marinella Senatore at York Art Gallery. From Ballerinas, to folk singers and artists; come along to the exhibition, A York Symphony, where Marinella Senatore has created artwork and a new video to …

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Picture Perfect! October half term activities at York Castle Museum

30 October 2017 Put yourself in the picture this October half term with Professor Lenskapp and his fantasy car at York Castle Museum. Reverse to the Edwardian era; the ‘Golden Age’ of Great Britain where you can enjoy the Edwardian pastime of novelty photography. Grab your goggles, fling on your flat cap and get into gear as …

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Enjoy ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on the big screen at the Yorkshire Museum this Christmas

Get that cosy Christmas feeling this December as the festive favourite It’s A Wonderful Life comes to the Yorkshire Museum on the big screen. Consistently voted the best Christmas movie of all time, the heart-warming story will be shown in the museum’s 300 seater Tempest Anderson Hall on Thursday 14 December 2017. There will also be …

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Letters, belongings and artworks by Paul and John Nash to go on show at York Art Gallery

20 October 2017 Rarely seen artworks by Paul and John Nash, together with personal items from a private collection are included in a new exhibition at York Art Gallery. Many of the personal items, such as intimate letters, photographs and art materials including paint sets and brushes, have never been on public show before. The previously unseen …

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Centre of Ceramic Art granted membership of the International Academy of Ceramics

3 October 2017 The Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery has been awarded membership of the prestigious International Academy of Ceramics (IAC). CoCA was one of a selection of new members announced to join the Swiss based Academy which represents the interests of ceramists worldwide. The Academy, which is an official partner of UNESCO, …

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York Castle Museum Lift Out of Order from 22 September

22 September 2017 Please note that the lift at York Castle Museum is once again out of order. The lift provides access to the upper floors of the right-hand side of the building, which includes access to the 1914: When the World Changed Forever exhibition. We hope to have the lift repaired as soon as possible and apologise …

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