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THE FIFTY SIX MILLION YEAR SUMMER ACTIVITIES – Tue 23 Jul 2019

Dates: Tuesday 23 July 2019–Sunday 1 September 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Want to travel back in time to feel what earth is like millions of years ago?

From Deep Oceans through Dinosaur Country to Coral Seas where ancient species of fish lived. Join us over the summer as we create three very different environments filled with the variety of Jurassic Life forms that would have inhabited them.

This talk is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

Please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the further information or visit our website.

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Monuments to Modern Sculpture – Thu 25 Jul 2019

Date: Thursday 25 July 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Accompany David Sweet on a walking tour of the Artists Garden, exploring the large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons.

The tour will include a commentary on each of the works, followed by an informal conversation between David Sweet, artist, writer and friend of Michael Lyons and the show’s Curator, Rebecca Gee.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Creative Collage- Find your creative voice – Sat 27 Jul 2019

Date: Saturday 27 July 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

In response to the exhibition, Sounds Like Her, join local photomontage artist, Adele Karmazyn, and find your creative voice through the medium of collage.

Using 19th century photographs, scanned images, textures and drawings, take inspiration from Adele’s collection and create a multi-layered image.

19th Century women feature strongly in Adele’s work, playfully bringing in various objects and scenery to create a surreal, dreamlike image, taking you to another place and time.

Please note that the event starts at 10:30 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm. 

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 28 Jul 2019

Date: Sunday 28 July 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day – Fri 2 Aug 2019

Date: Friday 2 August 2019, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Have you found an archaeological object that you would like to find out more about? If so then bring your finds for identification and have them recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme if they are more than 300 years old.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day – Fri 2 Aug 2019

Lots of historical coins displayed on a surface, with some on top of others.

Date: Friday 2 August 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Have you found an archaeological object that you would like to find out more about?

If so then bring your finds for identification and have them recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme if they are more than 300 years old.

This event is included in museum admission. No need to book.

*Events may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice*

Please note that we cannot give advice on items for sale or provide valuations. We also cannot authenticate objects.

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Mythical Makes – Fri 2 Aug 2019

Date: Friday 2 August 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

As one of the most important and influential landscape painters of the 17th century, we are extremely excited to be hosting the National Gallery’s Masterpiece Tour 2019 of The Triumph of Pan by Nicolas Poussin.

To celebrate, join us in a programme of drop-in Family friendly activities every Friday and Sunday throughout August.

Will we be making masks, panpipes, or perhaps a collage? Call in on the day to see which of our Pan themed activities we are exploring and get involved in your own creative triumph!

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Sounds like you….. – Sat 3 Aug 2019

Date: Saturday 3 August 2019, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Work with local sound artist Liina Turtonen in this open call event inspired by the exhibition, Sounds Like her.

Interact in an electronic music piece, where every visitor can be a co-writer, irrespective of prior musical or technical background.

The interactive Pop-Up space allows visitors freedom to participate and shape the piece, with support and guidance on the use of electronic instruments and synthesizers, alongside traditional and unconventional instruments available to explore.

This open workshop welcomes you to be creative, play with new ideas and be part of one off musical piece. 

Come and participate or just listen and enjoy. 

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Mythical Makes – Sun 4 Aug 2019

Date: Sunday 4 August 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

As one of the most important and influential landscape painters of the 17th century, we are extremely excited to be hosting the National Gallery’s Masterpiece Tour 2019 of The Triumph of Pan by Nicolas Poussin.

To celebrate, join us in a programme of drop-in Family friendly activities every Friday and Sunday throughout August.

Will we be making masks, panpipes, or perhaps a collage? Call in on the day to see which of our Pan themed activities we are exploring and get involved in your own creative triumph!

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 4 Aug 2019

Date: Sunday 4 August 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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