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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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Have your say on York Museums Trust and its future development of York Castle Museum

York Museums Trust would like to hear your thoughts on the charity and its ambitious plans to transform York Castle Museum. The fundraising team have created a survey to gather information on the perceptions of York Museums Trust, its venues and collections, as well as York Castle Museum’s Capital Project and the ways the …

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Sounds Like Her – A new exhibition exploring Gender, Sound Art and Sonic Cultures

  Women artists including Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce OBE RA and Christine Sun Kim explore sound as a medium and subject matter through immersive installation, painting, print, drawing and video Curated by Christine Eyene, with New Art Exchange, and featuring artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, the exhibition broadens existing approaches to sound art The exhibition …

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UK premiere for Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

A new immersive experience is set to make its UK debut this summer in York city centre following successful runs in Brussels and Naples. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will open in York St Mary’s on Castlegate on 5 July, enabling visitors to step inside the paintings, world and mind of the 19th century impressionist …

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