York Museums Trust

Events

‘When the World Changed Forever’ Trail – Sun 19 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Follow our trail to find letters and objects in the 1914 exhibition. Discover them all for a fun sticker prize!

50p per trail with reward sticker.

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Low Sensory Experience – Sun 19 Aug 2018

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Our Low Sensory Experiences are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to our museum.

During the event, we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas and no sudden sounds. We will still have guides on Kirkgate in Victorian costume and we will still put on the films in the prison gallery, but we can tell you beforehand of what to expect.

There is seating provided around the museum, and a quiet space will be available should you need it.

Our trained guides will be happy to provide guidance during your visit, or please contact us ahead should you have any questions.

We have visual stories available for visitors with autism and their carers – these can be found on our Access page here.

The event is free for visitors with autism, dementia, visual impairments or similar issues. Carers and children under 16 will also be admitted for free. Accompanying members of a group will be admitted for £5, and standard admission is £10. There is no need to book ahead.

If you require any further information about this event, please email enquiries@ymt.org.uk or phone 01904 687687.

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Explore at Castle – Sun 19 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Explore what life was like during World War One through self-guided activities.

Activities include:

– sending information using flags (an activity called ‘Semaphore’)

– testing First Aid skills using teddy bears

– designing a campaign poster

Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, apart from Monday 6th and Friday 17th of August.

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Street’s Alive – Up Our Street – Sun 19 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Be amazed as Kirkgate comes alive, sending visitors to a forgotten age. Who will you meet ‘Up Our Street?’

Perhaps Dolly White the washerwoman? She’s never short of gossip or chores to do, and might need help with all her washing!

Look out for all our characters across the summer and get involved in their daily lives.

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Dinosaur Activities – Sun 19 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Dinosaur Detectives

Be a dinosaur detective and solve the mystery of which dinosaur has been up to no good.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

Sea Dragons: Fact and Fiction

Learn facts and myths that surround these amazing sea creatures. Enjoy craft and drawing activities in our labs.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

Plaster Fossils

Make a fossil using plaster (under the guidance of our learning staff) and take it home to paint.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

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Pick A Favourite, Make a Wish – Sun 19 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Be inspired by the Friends of York Art Gallery, who are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year with a special exhibition of their favourite works. See which one is your favourite and draw your own version, then visit our Wish List Wall to add your ideas for new artworks.

If you’re completing the Arts Award then don’t forget to collect your sticker when you’ve completed your drawing.

This activity takes place daily from 1 to 31 August, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 19 Aug 2018

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018, 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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Dinosaur Activities – Sun 19 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Dinosaur Detectives

Be a dinosaur detective and solve the mystery of which dinosaur has been up to no good.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

Sea Dragons: Fact and Fiction

Learn facts and myths that surround these amazing sea creatures. Enjoy craft and drawing activities in our labs.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

Plaster Fossils

Make a fossil using plaster (under the guidance of our learning staff) and take it home to paint.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

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Explore at Castle – Sun 19 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Explore what life was like during World War One through self-guided activities.

Activities include:

– sending information using flags (an activity called ‘Semaphore’)

– testing First Aid skills using teddy bears

– designing a campaign poster

Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, apart from Monday 6th and Friday 17th of August.

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Pick A Favourite, Make a Wish – Sun 19 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Be inspired by the Friends of York Art Gallery, who are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year with a special exhibition of their favourite works. See which one is your favourite and draw your own version, then visit our Wish List Wall to add your ideas for new artworks.

If you’re completing the Arts Award then don’t forget to collect your sticker when you’ve completed your drawing.

This activity takes place daily from 1 to 31 August, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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