York Museums Trust

Events - 2 Jun 16

A Legionary’s Life – Hands on Here! – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Enjoy the chance to learn more about civilian and military life in Eboracum whilst handling Roman artefacts from the Yorkshire Museum’s collection in our volunteer-led ‘Hands on Here!’ sessions.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Children’s Roman Quiz – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Dates: Thursday 2 June 2016–Sunday 5 June 2016, All Day
Venue: Explore York

If you are passing York Explore Library, why not drop in and pick up your copy of our Roman quiz? Return the completed quiz to York Explore by Sunday 5th June 2016 for your chance to win some Roman-themed goodies!

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival.

50p per participant, no need to book.

Tickets available online from www.visityork.org, in person from the York Visitor Information Centre, Museum Street, York YO1 7DT, or by phone: 01904 550099 (NB: For tickets sent by post there will be an additional postage charge).

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Colour and Khaki – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

A fascinating look at the changes to British military uniforms from the Crimean War to the First World War, with costumed demonstrations throughout the day on the museum’s Shaping the Body exhibition catwalk.

Daily from Wednesday 1 June to Sunday 5 June 2016.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Create at the Castle! Peg Dolls – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Make your own peg doll with costume inspired by the collection! This is a self-led family activity.

Daily from Saturday 28th May 2016 to Sunday 5th June 2016.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Head to Toe! Muddle and Match Dress Up Book – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Follow the clues round the galleries to find the different outfits. Collect the costume cards to build up your own muddle and match dress up book.

Daily from Saturday 28th May 2016 to Sunday 5th June 2016.

£2 per activity book (museum admission applies), no need to book.

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Roman York Through the Eyes of the Antiquarian – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Explore York

Pop into the York Explore Library and discover how York’s Roman remains were viewed by its 18th and 19th century antiquarians with archivist Laura Yeoman. This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival.

Free session, no need to book.

Tickets available online from www.visityork.org, in person from the York Visitor Information Centre, Museum Street, York YO1 7DT, or by phone: 01904 550099 (NB: For tickets sent by post there will be an additional postage charge).

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A Legionary’s Life – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Be put through your paces as you take part in our recruitment process to see if you measure up to be enlisted into the Roman Army. Learn about Lucius, Standard Bearer for the IX Legion and make your own Eagle of the IX standard before taking part in sword and shield drill.

Every day from Saturday 28th May 2016 to Sunday 5th June 2016, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Events take place in the Museum Gardens. Free, no need to book.

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Tiger Moths & Memory – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Make model aircraft and memory moths in drop-in workshops in the Studio to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Add your memory moths to the display in the Project Gallery.

Daily from Saturday 28th May 2016 to Sunday 5th June 2016.

Sessions at 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 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 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 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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The Coinage of Hadrian’s York – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Start your festival with a chance to get hands-on with the coinage of the emperor Hadrian. Join Curator of Numismatics at York Museums Trust Andrew Woods to explore Roman money and learn what it can tell us about life in second-century York.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival.

£10 (includes museum admission).

Tickets available online here, in person from the York Visitor Information Centre, Museum Street, York YO1 7DT, or by phone: 01904 550099 (NB: For tickets sent by post there will be an additional postage charge).

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Pop-up Children’s Book Group: Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliffe – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Explore York

Join the team at the York Explore Library and Archives to talk about historical adventure novel Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliffe, and learn more about the life of its hero, Roman officer Marcus Flavius Aquila.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival.

Free session, no need to book.

Tickets available online from www.visityork.org, in person from the York Visitor Information Centre, Museum Street, York YO1 7DT, or by phone: 01904 550099 (NB: For tickets sent by post there will be an additional postage charge).

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Romans in Huntington: Excavating the Marching Camps at Monks Cross – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Explore York

In 2015, York Archaeological Trust ran a successful community archaeology project at the former Ryedale Stadium in Huntington in York as part of the City of York Council’s Community Stadium initiative. Join Project Manager Ian Milstead as he explains how the local population got involved in the archaeological process, and learn more about the Roman temporary marching camp they uncovered.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival.

The talk will take place in the Marriot Room at the York Explore Library and Archive.

£6 / £5 Yorkcard holders.

Tickets available online from www.visityork.org, in person from the York Visitor Information Centre, Museum Street, York YO1 7DT, or by phone: 01904 550099 (NB: For tickets sent by post there will be an additional postage charge).

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Romans Lose Their Heads: An Unusual Cemetery in Roman York – Thu 2 Jun 2016

Date: Thursday 2 June 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: The Guildhall

Excavations on the outskirts of York during 2004-5 revealed parts of a Roman cemetery different to anything found previously in Britain. The initial findings were remarkable, but subsequent research has produced some truly astounding results. Who was buried in this cemetery, how did they live and how did they die? With Kurt Hunter-Mann (Research Associate, York Archaeological Trust).

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival.

The talk will take place at The Guildhall.

£6 / £5 concessions.

Tickets available online from www.visityork.org, in person from the York Visitor Information Centre, Museum Street, York YO1 7DT, or by phone: 01904 550099 (NB: For tickets sent by post there will be an additional postage charge).

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