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!
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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.
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
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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