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Events - 4 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! – Sat 4 Jun 2016

Date: Saturday 4 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 – Sat 4 Jun 2016

Date: Saturday 4 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 – Sat 4 Jun 2016

Date: Saturday 4 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 – Sat 4 Jun 2016

Date: Saturday 4 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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A Legionary’s Life – Sat 4 Jun 2016

Date: Saturday 4 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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Storytelling & Book Signing with Caroline Lawrence – Sat 4 Jun 2016

Date: Saturday 4 June 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Meet Caroline Lawrence as she reads from the first book in her new series, Roman Quests: Escape from Rome. Caroline’s previous series, The Roman Mysteries, sold over a million copies and was the inspiration for a children’s BBC show. PLUS take part in our “Best Dressed Roman” competition!

Tickets are FREE (museum admission applies).

Please click here to book your place on Eventbrite.

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Tiger Moths & Memory – Sat 4 Jun 2016

Date: Saturday 4 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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An Introduction to the History and Archaeology of Roman York – Sat 4 Jun 2016

Date: Saturday 4 June 2016, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: Explore York

Come and discover Eboracum as never before with archaeologist Patrick Ottaway as he introduces the citizens of today to life in Roman York.

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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The Colonia: Roman York’s Civil Settlement – Sat 4 Jun 2016

Date: Saturday 4 June 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Discover the fascinating history of Roman York’s civil settlement. Occupying the area on the south-western side of the River Ouse, this was to become one of the most important cities in Roman Britain, with archaeological excavations uncovering evidence for substantial buildings containing elaborate mosaics, as well as bath-houses and temples. The discovery of workshops specialising in metal and leather working, and various other trades, provide us with an amazing insight into everyday life in this bustling city. With Mark Hackney (AOC Archaeology York).

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival.

The walk will start at the York Museum Gardens’ AOC Archaeology tent.

£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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Stories in Stones – Tales of Roman Britain – Sat 4 Jun 2016

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

Crime writer Ruth Downie goes in search of the stories that slipped through the gaps of history in Roman Britain. Discover bizarre Roman medical cures, find out why archaeology is like criminal investigation, and why nobody can tell you a good Ancient British joke.

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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