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Museum Monkeys: Early Years Explorers – Fur & Feathers – Thu 30 Jan 2020

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

Early Years Explorers (two – five years old) Thursdays, 10am – 11am

Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’ collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies. (Free admission for under 5s)

York Art Gallery

What we’ll be doing: Make a parrot with feathers, play in the fur feely area and make a feather collage.

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Museum Monkeys: Museum Babies – Flowers and Fairies – Fri 31 Jan 2020

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Friday 31 January 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Museum Baby (under two years old) Fridays, 10am – 11am

Special baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including songs and sensory activities for babies and their carers. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the early years Curriculum. A perfect introduction to museums!

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies. (Free admission for under 5s)

Yorkshire Museums

What we’ll be doing: Decorate a flower Fairy and investigate the flower toys.

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Viking Play Area – Sat 1 Feb 2020

Baby playing with rattle

Dates: Saturday 1 February 2020–Sunday 29 March 2020, 12:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Discover our Medieval York: Capital of the North Gallery and investigate our Museum Monkeys Under 5s play area to discover Viking themed toys & books.

Included in museum admission. No need to book.

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Viking Trail – Sat 1 Feb 2020

A young girl and woman look at the York Helmet on display

Dates: Saturday 1 February 2020–Sunday 29 March 2020, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Take a trail around the museum and see if you can spot our seven Viking characters to find the missing letters that spell a special Viking word.

Hand it in to our Visitor Experience team for a little chocolate treat and to enter our prize draw to win a Viking game!

50p per trail, no need to book.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 2 Feb 2020

Date: Sunday 2 February 2020, 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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Museum Monkeys: Early Years Explorers – Clay – Thu 6 Feb 2020

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 6 February 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

Early Years Explorers (two – five years old) Thursdays, 10am – 11am

Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’ collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies. (Free admission for under 5s)

York Art Gallery

What we’ll be doing: Make a thumb pot, paint with clay slip & listen to the story of the clay boy.

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Museum Monkeys: Museum Babies – Treasure Hunt – Fri 7 Feb 2020

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Friday 7 February 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Museum Baby (under two years old) Fridays, 10am – 11am

Special baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including songs and sensory activities for babies and their carers. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the early years Curriculum. A perfect introduction to museums!

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies. (Free admission for under 5s)

Yorkshire Museums

What we’ll be doing: Use the metal detector to find treasure in the sand.

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Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day – Fri 7 Feb 2020

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

Date: Friday 7 February 2020, 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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Wedding Open Day – Sat 8 Feb 2020

Medieval-style hall building with wedding couple stood outside

Date: Saturday 8 February 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: The Hospitium

Recently engaged and looking for a unique city centre venue? We are opening our doors to give you the chance to see our beautiful wedding venue in all its glory!

No need to book, just come on by and our team will be on hand to discuss your dream day. If you would prefer, you can also book an appointment for a guided tour and dedicated time to chat to one of our team. To book, email yorkvenues@ymt.org.uk or call 01904 687671!

We look forward to meeting you all!

Free event, open to all.
Find out more about Weddings at the Hospitium here.

 

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Meet Dick Turpin! – Sat 8 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 8 February 2020–Sunday 9 February 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Highwayman Dick Turpin, was held in the prison buildings which now house York Castle Museum for the last six months of his life, and would have spent his last few hours alive in the Condemned Cell. Although known as a highwayman and a robber, he was sentenced to death for horse stealing and was hanged at York’s Knavesmire. On certain weekends throughout February and March; Turpin, alias actor Gary Goldthorpe, will be in the spooky cell telling families about his exploits.

Timings for each day are: 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm
No need to book, just drop-in.
Admission applies.

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