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800 year old internationally significant find returns to York for the first time in two centuries

An 800 year old Figure of Christ originally belonging to the monks of York’s St Mary’s Abbey has returned to the city for the first time in nearly two centuries. The internationally significant find survived the brutal Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII and was rediscovered in 1826 as plans were being drawn up …

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Ideas for the future of York Castle Museum

<strong>The exciting possibilities and the challenges of transforming York Castle Museum will be up for debate at special events in the next few days.</strong> <img class=”aligncenter” src=”https://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/08/prison053-2.jpg” width=”644″ height=”449″ /> Plans for the future of York …

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Ideas for the Future of York Castle Museum

The exciting possibilities and the challenges of transforming York Castle Museum will be up for debate at special events in the next few days. Plans for the future of York Castle Museum are taking shape, inspired by discussions over the past two years with people who live and work in the city. In partnership with …

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York Venues shortlisted for North East Wedding Venue of the Year

We’re hosting an open day at the Hospitium on Tuesday 10th September from 5pm – 7pm  An excellent opportunity to see the Hospitium dressed for a wedding by amazing local florist Fiona Hogg and also meet our dedicated wedding team who will be on hand to discuss all aspects of your wedding day with you. …

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Low Sensory Experiences

We know that our museum can be loud and busy at times, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects and smells so it’s a less overwhelming environment for our visitors. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas …

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One Giant Leap!

Mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing at the Yorkshire Museum with a weekend of activities on July 20 and 21 that are out of this world… Step inside a cosmodome and be transported into space, visit the oldest working observatory in York, learn about the historic Cooke telescope, handle real meteorites, learn about lunar geology …

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Museum Garden early closing- Sun 14 jul 2019

A friendly reminder that the museum garden located at the Yorkshire Museum will be closing early on upcoming Sunday 14th at 3 pm due to maintenance. The gate will be closing at 2 pm so we ask you to be off the garden around that time before we accidentally lock you in! However, the Yorkshire Museum will …

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York Castle Museum in Bid to Save Rare Silver Spoon

York Castle Museum in Bid to Save Rare Silver Spoon York Castle Museum needs your help to raise £1,500 by 4 July 2019 to save this spoon and its remarkable story for the city. Our aim is to display the spoon at York Castle Museum to help us tell stories of York people and the life and times …

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York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend

York residents are invited to visit three of York’s most popular attractions for free this weekend. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum are all free to York residents over the weekend of June 29 and 30. Visitors to York Castle Museum’s new exhibition The Museum of Broken Relationships can see objects …

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National Gallery masterpiece features in a major new exhibition

Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan, one of the National Gallery’s most significant works, will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition at York Art Gallery this summer. The work depicts a mythical celebration of nymphs and satyrs revelling before a statue of Pan, Greek god of the wild. Works from York Art …

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