York Museums Trust

Events - 25 Sep 15

Museum Baby: Under the Sea – Fri 25 Sep 2015

Date: Friday 25 September 2015, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Go on an under the sea adventure, listen to Tiddler’s story and find treasure in the sand.

Special baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including storytelling, songs and sensory activities for babies and their carers. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum. A perfect introduction to museums!

Sessions are FREE and run in term time only. Museum and gallery admission applies.

Please book sessions using our Eventbrite page,
follow this link: www.tinyurl.com/MuseumMonkeys

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Art Tours – Fri 25 Sep 2015

Date: Friday 25 September 2015, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Free, 10 minute tours highlighting the favourite works of the York Art Gallery Welcome Team.

Tours take place at:


All welcome, no need to book.

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In the Museum Night Garden part of YorNight – Fri 25 Sep 2015

Date: Friday 25 September 2015, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

5.30pm – 9.30pm

A chance for families to take part in a special evening event with free, fun and hands on activities. Plus, unique performances and the chance to hear world-class researchers talk about their work.

There is opportunity to meet the experts to discover some of the latest discoveries and research on the Museum’s collections. York Observatory will also be open for the evening.

FREE, NO NEED TO BOOK museum admission is also free!

See all the events and find out the latest information about YorNight at www.yornight.com

Highlight events:

Rediscovering Richard III

7:00 – 8:30pm – Tempest Anderson Hall

The dramatic story of Richard III captured the world’s attention when his remains were discovered in 2013. Three world-leading experts will discuss their findings in facial reconstruction, archaeology and genetics: Caroline Wilkinson, Matthew Morris, Turi King. Chair: Mark Ormrod.

NOTE – Limited seating available. Please book

Free Richard III walking tour – Enrich your experience by seeing York through Richard III’s life.


Hearing the Past: St Mary’s Abbey Reconstructed

8:45 – 9:15pm – Museum Gardens

Hear the echoes of a building that’s been ruins for 500 years. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear St Mary’s Abbey as it was in the 1200s.

Architexture II has been specially composed for Yornight and uses cutting edge 3D technology to recreate the acoustic of St Mary’s as we think it was.

Hear a preview of Architexture II


Space and astronomy

Gardens and ecology

Fossils and geology

Plus Archaeology, History and more!


YorNight is funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme H2020 (2014-2020) by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. Directorate-General for Education and Culture. European Commission under Grant Agreement No. 633344.

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