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Events - 3 Jun 16

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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A Legionary’s Life – Hands on Here! – Fri 3 Jun 2016

Date: Friday 3 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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Colour and Khaki – Fri 3 Jun 2016

Date: Friday 3 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 – Fri 3 Jun 2016

Date: Friday 3 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 – Fri 3 Jun 2016

Date: Friday 3 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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Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day – Fri 3 Jun 2016

Date: Friday 3 June 2016, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Bring along your archaeological finds for identification and if they are more than 300 years old, have them recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Free (museum admission applies), no need to book.

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A Legionary’s Life – Fri 3 Jun 2016

Date: Friday 3 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 – Fri 3 Jun 2016

Date: Friday 3 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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Art Shot Talks – Fri 3 Jun 2016

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Date: Friday 3 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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Film Friday – Asterix and Obelix Take On Caesar – Fri 3 Jun 2016

Date: Friday 3 June 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

As the re-enactors turn the Museum Gardens into a Roman Camp for the weekend, why not relax and enjoy a family friendly film inside the museum’s purpose built auditorium? Our film will be ‘Asterix and Obelix Take On Caesar’ (1999).

£2.50 per person (museum admission is not included).

No need to book – please purchase your tickets at the Admissions Desk on arrival.

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The Pompeii of the North: Exploring Roman Binchester – Fri 3 Jun 2016

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

The fort of Binchester, County Durham, was a major military site on the road between York and Hadrian’s Wall. In recent years a major campaign of archaeological excavation has uncovered some of the best-preserved Roman remains in Britain, including a bath-house, barracks, shops and latrines! Dr Petts explores what the remains can tell us about the day to day lives of soldiers and civilians in the Roman frontier zone, and looks at plans for more work on the site. With Dr David Petts (Project Leader, University of Durham).

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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An Audience with Caroline Lawrence – Fri 3 Jun 2016

Date: Friday 3 June 2016, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Meet best-selling author Caroline Lawrence in our historic library and hear about her inspirations and challenges when writing about Roman life. This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 1 – 5 June 2016.

Tickets are FREE (museum admission applies).

Please click here to book your place on Eventbrite.

Please note that the historic library is not accessible to wheelchair users – please visit our website for further information.

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Waking the Dead: A Walk through the Cemeteries of Roman York – Fri 3 Jun 2016

Date: Friday 3 June 2016, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: Exhibition Square

This walk will look for evidence for how and where the Romans buried their dead in, or rather outside, Eboracum, looking at Roman burial practices and what this tells us about the way the Romans thought about death and the afterlife. The walk will include a number of the most interesting and important Roman cemeteries and reflect on the locations, the evidence recovered from each place and what it tells us about the topography of Roman York (Eboracum). With John Oxley (City Archaeologist, City of York Council).

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival.

The walk will start in Exhibition Square and end at Blossom Street.

£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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