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Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 18 Sep 2021

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour

Date: Saturday 18 September 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Saturdays in September and October
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 please purchase an additional museum admission ticket. 
  • 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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York Castle Prison Tour – Sun 19 Sep 2021

York Castle Prison Tour

Date: Sunday 19 September 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue:

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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York Museum Gardens – Our Environmental Aspirations – Wed 22 Sep 2021

York Museum Gardens - Our Environmental Aspirations

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

22nd September, 2pm, free, donations welcome.

Book your place here.

A 1 hour walk around the Gardens with the Gardens Manager, looking at areas where we have taken action to increase the flora and fauna diversity and the impact so far. Also covering our overall approach to responding to climate change and our aspirations to share more good practice.

Part of York Environment Week

#YorkEnvironmentWeek 2021

#YorkActsTogether

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Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 25 Sep 2021

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour

Date: Saturday 25 September 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Saturdays in September and October
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 please purchase an additional museum admission ticket. 
  • 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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York Castle Prison Tour – Sun 26 Sep 2021

York Castle Prison Tour

Date: Sunday 26 September 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue:

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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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 26 Sep 2021

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 26 September 2021, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

26 September, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, free

Informal practical sessions for adults (16+ only), just drop-in and release your creative energy, in the company of others and with gentle guidance on hand. This is an inclusive session, suitable for all abilities.

Art for Wellbeing is held monthly on a Sunday as follows; 26th September, 3rd October, 14th November, 5th December, 16th January 2022, 6th February 2022, 20th March 2022.

No need to book for workshop sessions.

To open York Art Gallery safely we’re limiting visitor numbers and encouraging everyone to book in advance. If you would like to visit the galleries before or after you attend this event, you should book a timed ticket for general admission to the gallery here.

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Online Talk – ‘A thing devised by the enemy’ Fact and Fiction in portraits of Richard III – Thu 30 Sep 2021

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue:

As part of the National Portrait Gallery’s COMING HOME project, in partnership with the York Museums Trust, Dr Charlotte Bolland, Senior Curator, Research and 16th Century Collections, will talk about the Gallery’s iconic portrait of Richard III. 

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Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 2 Oct 2021

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour

Date: Saturday 2 October 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Saturdays in September and October
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 please purchase an additional museum admission ticket. 
  • 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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York Castle Prison Tour – Sun 3 Oct 2021

York Castle Prison Tour

Date: Sunday 3 October 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue:

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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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 3 Oct 2021

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 3 October 2021, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

3 October, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, free

Informal practical sessions for adults (16+ only), just drop-in and release your creative energy, in the company of others and with gentle guidance on hand. This is an inclusive session, suitable for all abilities.

Art for Wellbeing is held monthly on a Sunday as follows; 3rd October, 14th November, 5th December, 16th January 2022, 6th February 2022, 20th March 2022.

No need to book for workshop sessions.

To open York Art Gallery safely we’re limiting visitor numbers and encouraging everyone to book in advance. If you would like to visit the galleries before or after you attend this event, you should book a timed ticket for general admission to the gallery here.

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