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Ceramic Safari – Sun 19 Feb 2017

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our ceramic art collection is hiding all kinds of creatures this half term!

Become a jungle explorer as you search CoCA (Centre of Ceramic Art) to find animals, birds and fantastic beasts hidden among our collections.

50p per trail (admission applies), no need to book.

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Chocolate Wrapped Up! – Sun 19 Feb 2017

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Come along this half term for delicious demos, scrumptious sweet-decorating and to produce pretty packaging ahead of the new chocolate experience opening in April – Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past.

Be inspired by the sweets and chocolate packaging of the past from the museum’s collection and make your own version to take home!

Admission applies, no need to book.

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Delicious Demos & Scrumptious Sweets – Sun 19 Feb 2017

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Come along this half term for delicious demos, scrumptious sweet-decorating and to produce pretty packaging ahead of the new chocolate experience opening in April – Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past.

Discover the story of sugar moulding and watch sugar plate-making being demonstrated. There will be the opportunity to mould and stamp your own designs and decorate sweets with your own messages.

Admission applies, no need to book.

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Jorvik Life Trail – Sun 19 Feb 2017

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join us this half term to help the Yorkshire Museum prepare for the brand new exhibition coming in May 2017 – Viking: Rediscover the Legend.

Follow the trail to find our seven Viking characters hidden around the museum. Look out for Erik, Thora, Snorri and more amongst our collection to uncover the Viking word and receive a prize!

50p per trail (admission applies), no need to book.

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Create a Creature – Sun 19 Feb 2017

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our ceramic art collection is hiding all kinds of creatures this half term!

Go wild in our studio and create your own creature out of air hardening clay.

Admission applies, no need to book.

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Curator’s Corner – Sun 19 Feb 2017

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join us this half term to help the Yorkshire Museum prepare for the brand new exhibition coming in May 2017 – Viking: Rediscover the Legend.

Learn how to arrange and display your own exhibition of replica objects in our ‘Curator’s Corner’. How will you display the items and what will you say about them? Then get crafty to create your own ‘Curator’s Collage’ using images from our Viking collection.

Admission applies, no need to book.

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Meet a Viking! – Sun 19 Feb 2017

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join us this half term to help the Yorkshire Museum prepare for the brand new exhibition coming in May 2017 – Viking: Rediscover the Legend.

See real Viking objects and hear the stories behind them from our resident ‘Viking’.

Admission applies, no need to book.

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Guide’s Gallery Talk – Sun 19 Feb 2017

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017, 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our costumed guides on our famous Victorian street Kirkgate every day at 11.45am and 2.45pm for a free 15 minute informal talk.

Each talk is different but will provide an introduction to Kirkgate, the history of York Castle Museum, and the objects on display, as well as the people who lived and worked in York during the Victorian period of 1870-1901.

Please note that talks are subject to the availability of our guides.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 19 Feb 2017

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017, 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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Art Shot Talks – Sun 19 Feb 2017

Date: Sunday 19 February 2017, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Welcome Team for our free 10 minute Art Shot talks daily 2pm- 2.45pm except for Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The subject will vary but will relate to the displays and collections currently on at York Art Gallery.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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