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A Christmas Carol – Sat 16 Dec 2017

Actor dressed as Scrooge holding a candle

Date: Saturday 16 December 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join our Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas under the garlands of our Victorian street, Kirkgate – the perfect way to feel festive! Performances are throughout the day. Free with admission, no need to book.

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Gingerbread Making – Sat 16 Dec 2017

Fake horse and cart next to Christmas tree on cobbled street

Date: Saturday 16 December 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Discover the tradition and history of this special festive treat with our demonstrations in the Castle Kitchen creating gingerbread decorations. You might even get to try some! Demonstrations will take place 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. Free with admission, no need to book.

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The Lost Letters – A Christmas Mystery – Sat 16 Dec 2017

Fake horse and cart next to Christmas tree on cobbled street

Date: Saturday 16 December 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

A cheeky Christmas Elf has hidden children’s letters to Father Christmas! Follow a special Christmas trail and join in with festive activities to solve the mystery before meeting Father Christmas! £5 per child (standard admission applies for adults), no need to book. Price per child includes a visit to see Father Christmas and a traditional […]

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Observatory Opening – Sat 16 Dec 2017

Date: Saturday 16 December 2017, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Learn more about astronomy at York’s oldest working observatory located in the centre of the York Museum Gardens. We aim to open 11.30am to 2.30pm on Thursdays and Saturdays subject to the availability of our volunteers. Please call 01904 687687 to check opening dates and times ahead of your visit. Free, no need to book.

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Guide’s Gallery Talk – Sat 16 Dec 2017

Date: Saturday 16 December 2017, 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our costumed guides on our famous Victorian street Kirkgate every day at 11.45am and 3.00pm for a free 15 minute informal talk. Each talk is different but will provide an introduction to Kirkgate, the history of York Castle Museum, and the objects on display, as well as the people who lived and […]

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A Christmas Carol – Sun 17 Dec 2017

Actor dressed as Scrooge holding a candle

Date: Sunday 17 December 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join our Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas under the garlands of our Victorian street, Kirkgate – the perfect way to feel festive! Performances are throughout the day. Free with admission, no need to book.

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Gingerbread Making – Sun 17 Dec 2017

Fake horse and cart next to Christmas tree on cobbled street

Date: Sunday 17 December 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Discover the tradition and history of this special festive treat with our demonstrations in the Castle Kitchen creating gingerbread decorations. You might even get to try some! Demonstrations will take place 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. Free with admission, no need to book.

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The Lost Letters – A Christmas Mystery – Sun 17 Dec 2017

Fake horse and cart next to Christmas tree on cobbled street

Date: Sunday 17 December 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

A cheeky Christmas Elf has hidden children’s letters to Father Christmas! Follow a special Christmas trail and join in with festive activities to solve the mystery before meeting Father Christmas! £5 per child (standard admission applies for adults), no need to book. Price per child includes a visit to see Father Christmas and a traditional […]

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Guide’s Gallery Talk – Sun 17 Dec 2017

Date: Sunday 17 December 2017, 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our costumed guides on our famous Victorian street Kirkgate every day at 11.45am and 3.00pm for a free 15 minute informal talk. Each talk is different but will provide an introduction to Kirkgate, the history of York Castle Museum, and the objects on display, as well as the people who lived and […]

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 17 Dec 2017

Date: Sunday 17 December 2017, 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 […]

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