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Events - 9 Jun 16

Early Years Explorers: Portraits – Thu 9 Jun 2016

Date: Thu 9 Jun 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery – 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.


Portraits – Thursday 9th June, 10am – 11am

Try on hats and look in the mirrors to paint a self-portrait. Listen to the hats story.


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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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 9 Jun 2016

Date: Thu 9 Jun 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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Anglian Kings and Coins – Thu 9 Jun 2016

Date: Thu 9 Jun 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Learn more about the coinage of the Anglians and how they reflect turbulent times in York over 1000 years ago. Join York Museums Trust’s Curator of Numismatics, Andrew Woods, as he introduces you to the kings through their coinage.

£10 per person (includes museum admission).

Tickets are available online – please click here to book.

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Art Shot Talks – Thu 9 Jun 2016

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Thu 9 Jun 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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Shaping the Body Debate! – Thu 9 Jun 2016

Date: Thu 9 Jun 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join us for a lively and passionate debating event on the subject of body shape, and the various factors which impact on it. This is part of the Festival of ideas and will be held in the new gallery space. In association with the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (University of York).

Doors open from 6.30pm for visitors to see the exhibition. debate starts at 7.30pm.

£5 per person – visit the Eventbrite page to book.

Please note that this exhibition is located in the Upper Galleries which are currently inaccessible to wheelchair users.


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Where is York’s Lost Amphitheatre? – Thu 9 Jun 2016

Date: Thu 9 Jun 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Where did the Roman gladiators fight in York? It’s a question that children, students, archaeologists, academics and almost every curious person in York and beyond asks.

Join us for an entertaining, informative, fun event akin to X-factor meets Time Team as we try to find out more. Competing teams will dig deep in their knowledge of the city to come up with some genius ideas of where York’s amphitheatre might lie.

You will decide who is the most convincing! This promises to be one of the most exciting and entertaining archaeological events of the year.

At the end of the evening the audience vote for the winning team. The victorious team then have an opportunity to research and test out their ideas before reporting back at next year’s Festival of Ideas.

This event forms part of the University of York Festival of Ideas 2016 and the Eboracum Roman Festival 2016.

Tickets are available online – please click here to book.

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