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Events - 16 Feb 16

Entertainment Trail – Tue 16 Feb 2016

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Part of our Edwardian Entertainment events!

Follow the trail around the museum to find out about popular entertainment of the past. Enter your trail in the competition to win an Edwardian-style toy.

All day – Self-led.

50p per trail with reward

 

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Create at the Castle – Seaside Fun! – Tue 16 Feb 2016

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Part of our Edwardian Entertainment activities!

Make your own cardboard model Edwardian beach hut or seaside donkey puppet.

Self-led family activity.

Every day:

11:00am – 1:00pm

2:00pm – 4:00pm

FREE – No need to book – Admission applies

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Punch and Judy Shows – Tue 16 Feb 2016

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

That’s the way to do it! Be entertained by the popular Edwardian seaside show Punch and Judy

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Puppet Making – Tue 16 Feb 2016

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Drop-in activities for all. Create characters from the paintings on display.

11:00am – 1:00pm

2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

FREE – No need to book – Admission applies

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Viking Saga Story Books – Tue 16 Feb 2016

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Part of our Viking Sagas programme for February half term 2016.

Create your own Viking saga. Let the roll of a die decide your fate as you create your own exciting journey in a story book with pictures. Take your story home to amuse and entertain the family.

Every day.

11:00am – 1:00pm

2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Professor Lenskapp the Photographer! – Tue 16 Feb 2016

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Part of our Edwardian Entertainment programme for February half term 2016.

Roll up! Roll up! Have your photograph taken in our Edwardian car cut-out and receive a copy of your Edwardian-style photograph.

£3 per photo

No need to book – Admission applies

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Tue 16 Feb 2016

Volunteer's Gallery Talk

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016, 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.

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.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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York Observatory Stargazing Night – Tue 16 Feb 2016

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Come and spend a winter’s evening learning about the stars, planets and York’s historic astronomers! At this free event our expert volunteers will be opening up the historic observatory and helping you see and understand the night sky.

Price: FREE

No need to book. First-come-first-served activities.

Activities:

  • Learn about the historic Cooke Telescope: Discover how our historic telescope was made in 1850, and how it operates today. The moon may also be visible through the telescope for part of the event. (Please note the viewing platform is very small and access will be turn-by-turn).
  • Take a sky tour: Gaze upward with our experts to guide you through the stars and planets! Bring or borrow binoculars to take a tour of the sky on the lawns of Museum Gardens. (If it is cloudy we will use tablet/smartphone apps to explain the sky. You may want to download an astronomy app in advance: The Independent has some recommendations).
  • Create a Crater: Young astronomers will love this chance to learn how craters are made and handle real space-rocks in the Astro-tent.
  • Walk to the Sun: Trace our illuminated planet trail to get an idea of the distances across the solar system.

The entire evening is on a first-come-first-served basis so your patience is appreciated in case of crowds and queues. Please note the full details below.

Important Information:

  • Lighting and torches: The external lights will be off to minimise light pollution. Please bring a torch to help see your way. A red bike light is ideal to help minimise glare.
  • Clothing and footwear: Wrap up warm and bring sensible footwear for damp, muddy lawns and slippery paths.
  • Access and facilities: The Yorkshire Museum will not be open during the event. Please access the Museum Gardens from Museum Street and note that the closest public toilets are at Bootham Bar (open till 8pm).
  • Bad weather: Everything will still run in poor weather and there may be a break in the clouds for a dramatic view!

Stargazing night is repeated on: 14 December 2015 | 14 January 2016 | 16 February 2016

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