York Museums Trust

Events - 12 May 16

Early Years Explorers: Greeks – Thu 12 May 2016

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum – Early Years Explorers (two – five years old)

Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’ collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.


Greeks – Thursday 12th May, 10am – 11am

Listen to the story of Medusa, find Medusa’s eye in the ball pool and play some Olympic games.


Museum Monkeys Events for the under 5s – sessions are FREE and run team time only.

Museum admission applies, FREE with valid YMT card.

Please book sessions using our Eventbrite page here. Bookings open 18 April 2016.

If you are unable to attend please cancel your booking to allow others to participate.

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Life Drawing & Painting Course – Thu 12 May 2016

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

A four week course under the guidance of artist and experienced tutor, Rosie Skaife D’Ingerthorpe. No previous experience of life drawing is necessary, although some experience of drawing would be useful.

In association with the Workers’ Educational Association.

Dates for the course are: 28 April, 5 May, 12 May and 19 May 2016.

£66.15 per person for the full course (gallery admission applies).

Must be booked in advance – please email Diane Quinney for details.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 12 May 2016

Volunteer's Gallery Talk

Date: Thursday 12 May 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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Art Shot Talks – Thu 12 May 2016

Art Shot Talks

Date: Thursday 12 May 2016, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Welcome Team for our free 10 minute Art Shot talks daily 2pm- 2.45pm except for Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The subject will vary but will relate to the displays and collections currently on at York Art Gallery.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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