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Bag search at York Museums Trust venues

In light of the recent attack in Manchester, York Museums Trust has increased security measures at all sites.   With immediate effect, all bags will be searched and large bags and suitcases will no longer be allowed inside the buildings.   This is for your own safety. We thank you for your cooperation.

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York Museums Trust Seeks to Appoint Three New Trustees to the Board from the Autumn of 2017

The new appointments occur at an exciting time as the Trust pursues ambitious forward plans, including a major capital project for York Castle Museum, supporting the development of the Castle area as a cultural quarter; expanding YMT Enterprises to increase income streams and the resilience of YMT; increasing the frequency and profile of YMT’s …

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Professor Alice Roberts Officially Opens the new Viking: Rediscover the Legend Exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum

19 May 2017 Professor Alice Roberts officially opened the major new Viking exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum last night (Thursday May 18). The television presenter and academic met curators for a tour of the exhibition before sharing her thoughts on some of her favourite artefacts on show. She had heard about the exhibition following visiting the museum last …

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Virtual Reality of the Viking Great Army Winter Camp at Torksey Recreated Using Latest Research for new Yorkshire Museum Exhibition

18 May 2017 The most realistic immersive experience ever created of the Viking World will be revealed in a new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum this May. The Virtual Reality experience reveals what life was like in the camp of the Viking Army at Torksey, Lincolnshire, in the winter of AD872-873. Here Vikings in their thousands …

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Experts Hunt for York’s Roman Amphitheatre as part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2017

Leading archaeologists including Time Team’s Stewart Ainsworth will gather in York Museum Gardens next month to hunt for clues which may reveal the hidden location of York’s Roman Amphitheatre. The Gardens and Kings Manor were chosen as the most likely site in the city for the amphitheatre after school children, community groups and …

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York St Mary’s Contemporary Art Venue Reopens 7 June With New Exhibition By Artist Susan Aldworth

16 May 2017 Artist and filmmaker Susan Aldworth’s new exhibition The Dark Self was inspired by her research into sleep during a three-year residency funded by the Wellcome Trust at the University of York, working with neuroscientist Professor Miles Whittington and art historian Professor Michael White. The Dark Self explores human identity through the unconscious, subjective …

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An Invitation for New Visitors to Take Part in York Castle Museum Research for New Chocolate Experience

10 May 2017 Chocolate – What’s your experience? The Marketing and Communications team at York Museums Trust are looking for help with some visitor research. To improve visitor experience and new displays at York Castle Museum, the team will be hosting creative feedback sessions on both Tuesday 30th May and Wednesday 31st May to hear your thoughts …

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YMT Card Holders Invited To Take Part in York Castle Museum Research for new Chocolate Experience

9 May 2017 Chocolate – What’s your experience? The Marketing and Communications team at York Museums Trust are looking for help with some visitor research and are hoping that some of our YMT Card Members can help. To improve visitor experience and new displays at York Castle Museum, the team will be hosting creative feedback sessions on …

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York Art Gallery Awarded Certificate of Special Commendation at the European Museum of the Year Award 2017

8 May 2017 York Art Gallery has been awarded a Certificate of Special Commendation at the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) 2017. The gallery was one of only five museums to have received the Commendation out of the 46 nominees from 24 countries including Russia, Italy, Estonia and France. The gallery was the only British museum to …

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York Castle Museum Reveals Chocolate Eggs Which Have Remained Uneaten After More Than 90 Years

13 April 2017 York Castle Museum has revealed two of the oldest wrapped chocolate Easter eggs in existence: a Terry’s Chocolate egg (pictured) and a second Rowntree’s egg which are both believed to be more than 90 years old. The Rowntree’s Egg was bought by a 14 year old boy for his mother in 1926 who kept …

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