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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Tue 19 Feb 2019

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

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Curator’s Talk: Moving the Vikings – Tue 19 Feb 2019

Large building with pillars at the entrance with green lawn and blue sky

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Tales from a Touring Exhibition

This lunchtime talk is ideal for gaining an insight into some of the most interesting artefacts from our collection.

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

Please note that we may have to change the date or title of this talk – please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the latest information.

For all Curator’s Talks at the Yorkshire Museum, please visit: Curator’s Talks – Yorkshire Museum.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Tue 19 Feb 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Curator’s Choice – Wed 20 Feb 2019

Female curator holds large grey ceramic vessel overhead with Victorian roof space in background

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our Curator’s Choice talk is the perfect way for you to discover more about the fantastic collections at York Art Gallery.

This event is included with your gallery admission.

For all our upcoming events, see our events calendar.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Wed 20 Feb 2019

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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LGBT History Month talk – The Mystery of the Black Slippers – Wed 20 Feb 2019

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

Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Please note: this talk is free with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

Last year, curators at York Castle Museum discovered an unusual pair of shoes in the collection – dating from the end of the 19th century but made in an earlier style. Further investigation and research showed that the shoes belonged to Edith Craig, a pioneer of women’s theatre and campaigner for female suffrage, who lived in a ménage à trois with two other women throughout the first half of the 20th century.

Join our Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles Dr M Faye Prior as she unpicks the mystery of the black slippers to reveal some of the fascinating hidden histories and powerful stories from the past.

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York Observatory Open Day – Thu 21 Feb 2019

A building with a triangular roof in a public outdoor space.

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Built in 1832 and 1833 and restored in 1981, York Observatory (which is nestled in York Museum Gardens) is the oldest working observatory in Yorkshire.

It houses a 4inch refractor telescope made by Thomas Cooke in 1850.

Opening hours are subject to the availability of volunteers, so please contact us ahead of your visit.

Our open days are free and there’s no need to book.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 21 Feb 2019

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

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Spotlight: A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes – Thu 21 Feb 2019

A person stood on an escalator wearing a pair of 'bag boots'.

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Want to find out more about A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes?

Join our knowledgeable curators as they shine a spotlight on some of the fascinating shoes in this exhibition.

Each talk will start at 2pm and last around 15 minutes.

This event is included in your museum admission and is baby friendly. There’s no need to book.

For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 21 Feb 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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