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York Castle Prison Tour – Sun 25 Jul 2021

York Castle Prison Tour

Date: Sunday 25 July 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Enter the authentic prison cells of York Castle Prison, where thousands were imprisoned while they awaited release, transportation or execution. Join our expert as they reveal the stories of the infamous, such as highwayman Dick Turpin, and those largely forgotten in this unique insight into prison life.

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Emotion, drama and intrigue: A year in York’s relationship with Richard – Thu 29 Jul 2021

Date: Thursday 29 July 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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This talk will explore the evidence of the York House Books and the York Mystery Plays for clues to the tumultuous relationship between York and Richard in the years before he became king.

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Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 31 Jul 2021

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour

Date: Saturday 31 July 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Saturdays in June and July
10:30am

Book tickets here.


Visit one of York’s most memorable experiences in this guided tour of our recreated Victorian street. The 1 hour tour will reveal the fascinating history of the street, the stories behind the authentic shops and real Victorian York businesses which traded everything from chocolate to weird and wonderful medicines to treat every ailment. Your tour guide will be there to answer any questions and point out the hidden history around every corner!

Please note:

  • Both the York Castle Prison and Kirkgate Victorian Street tours are guided tours with our Visitor Experience team.
  • Your tour ticket is for that gallery only and does not admit you to the rest of the museum.
  • ​If you wish to explore the rest of the museum galleries on the day of your tour a ticket can be purchased at the admissions desk at a reduced 50% rate.
  • Your tour ticket is valid for that day only and does not provide free entry for the following 12 month period
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour start time to be checked in.
  • Tickets are required for all tour attendees.

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Happiness Happens with Clay – Sun 8 Aug 2021

Date: Sunday 8 August 2021, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

We will be creating plaques or tiles based around what makes you happy. This could be a scene of your happy place like being on the beach, or something you like doing like sport or a hobby that makes happiness happen for you.

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Let’s Celebrate (Cele-plate!) International Youth Day! – Thu 12 Aug 2021

Let's Celebrate (Cele-plate!) International Youth Day!

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join North Yorkshire artist Anna Whitehouse to create your own personal ceramic plate where you can vent your frustrations and ‘serve up’ your dreams on a plate in ‘cele-plation’ of International Youth Day!

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Richard III’s York – Thu 12 Aug 2021

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Explore treasures from 15th century York that add colour to the city Richard knew well.

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Personal Masterpiece – Pot like Perry – Sat 14 Aug 2021

Date: Saturday 14 August 2021, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Taking inspiration from Grayson Perry, we will be exploring identity in these sessions with artist Sally Storr. Be shown how to make a thumb or pinch pot in clay – the oldest art of making pots!

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Plate it up! – Family Friendly – Sun 15 Aug 2021

Plate it up! - Family Friendly

Date: Sunday 15 August 2021, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

After months of turbulence our brains are overflowing. Worry, grief, anger, hopes, dreams – let’s get it all out and plate it up in this fun, family activity!

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Plate it up! – Adults Only – Sun 15 Aug 2021

Plate it up! - Adults Only

Date: Sunday 15 August 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join North Yorkshire artist Anna Whitehouse to create your own personalised ceramic plate, inspired by our Grayson Perry exhibition.

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York’s ‘most famous prince’: Richard III, the City and its Citizens – Thu 19 Aug 2021

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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This talk will explore Richard III’s relationship with the city of York as duke, king and legend.

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