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THE FIFTY SIX MILLION YEAR SUMMER ACTIVITIES – Tue 23 Jul 2019

Dates: Tuesday 23 July 2019–Sunday 1 September 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Want to travel back in time to feel what earth is like millions of years ago?

From Deep Oceans through Dinosaur Country to Coral Seas where ancient species of fish lived. Join us over the summer as we create three very different environments filled with the variety of Jurassic Life forms that would have inhabited them.

This talk is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

Please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the further information or visit our website.

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Mythical Makes – Sun 18 Aug 2019

Date: Sunday 18 August 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

As one of the most important and influential landscape painters of the 17th century, we are extremely excited to be hosting the National Gallery’s Masterpiece Tour 2019 of The Triumph of Pan by Nicolas Poussin.

To celebrate, join us in a programme of drop-in Family friendly activities every Friday and Sunday throughout August.

Will we be making masks, panpipes, or perhaps a collage? Call in on the day to see which of our Pan themed activities we are exploring and get involved in your own creative triumph!

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 18 Aug 2019

Date: Sunday 18 August 2019, 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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Storytime and Rhyme with Christina Gabbitas – Wed 21 Aug 2019

Date: Wednesday 21 August 2019, 10:00 am - 2:45 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Christina Gabbitas is an English children’s author and has created a story specifically for York Castle Museum. Come along and join one of our interactive storytelling workshop sessions led by Christina, based on her new story.

Part of Explore York Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award Discover.

Please note the time of this will be 10 am – 10.45 am; 11 am – 11.45 am; 1 pm – 1.45 pm and 2 pm – 2.45 pm

Included in admission, with a charge of £4.50 for your Arts Award Discover Certificate. No need to book. 

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Curator’s Choice- Sounds Like Her – Wed 21 Aug 2019

Date: Wednesday 21 August 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join Curator of Fine Art Becky Gee to explore the different artworks in Sounds Like Her: Gender, Sound Art & Sonic Cultures.

Artists included are Ain Bailey, Sonia Boyce MBE RA, Linda O’Keeffe, Madeleine Mbida, Magda Stawarska-Beavan and Christine Sun Kim.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Mythical Makes – Fri 23 Aug 2019

Date: Friday 23 August 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

As one of the most important and influential landscape painters of the 17th century, we are extremely excited to be hosting the National Gallery’s Masterpiece Tour 2019 of The Triumph of Pan by Nicolas Poussin.

To celebrate, join us in a programme of drop-in Family friendly activities every Friday and Sunday throughout August.

Will we be making masks, panpipes, or perhaps a collage? Call in on the day to see which of our Pan themed activities we are exploring and get involved in your own creative triumph!

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Paper Play on Saturday – Sat 24 Aug 2019

Date: Saturday 24 August 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Explore the ideas behind Michael Lyons Sculptures with support and guidance from York Art Gallery’s Learning Team. Join us in the Artists Garden and create paper sculptures inspired by the work on display. Through play, learn about ideas of negative space, scale and building techniques.

This activity will relocate to the Learning Studio in the event of poor weather conditions.

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am-1 pm and 2 pm-4 pm because of a lunch break.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Mythical Makes – Sun 25 Aug 2019

Date: Sunday 25 August 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

As one of the most important and influential landscape painters of the 17th century, we are extremely excited to be hosting the National Gallery’s Masterpiece Tour 2019 of The Triumph of Pan by Nicolas Poussin.

To celebrate, join us in a programme of drop-in Family friendly activities every Friday and Sunday throughout August.

Will we be making masks, panpipes, or perhaps a collage? Call in on the day to see which of our Pan themed activities we are exploring and get involved in your own creative triumph!

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 25 Aug 2019

Date: Sunday 25 August 2019, 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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Mythical Makes – Fri 30 Aug 2019

Date: Friday 30 August 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

As one of the most important and influential landscape painters of the 17th century, we are extremely excited to be hosting the National Gallery’s Masterpiece Tour 2019 of The Triumph of Pan by Nicolas Poussin.

To celebrate, join us in a programme of drop-in Family friendly activities every Friday and Sunday throughout August.

Will we be making masks, panpipes, or perhaps a collage? Call in on the day to see which of our Pan themed activities we are exploring and get involved in your own creative triumph!

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 4 pm.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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