York Museums Trust

Events - 1 Jun 17

Meet the People – Thu 1 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Come and meet costumed characters from York’s sweet past on Kirkgate, our recreated Victorian street. Look out for Sir Joseph Terry, Joseph Rowntree and Mary Ann Craven who will tell you about their world famous chocolates and sweets.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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A Box of Hope – Thu 1 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Learn how the City of York sent a chocolately gift to soldiers at the front during the First World War. Inspired by these tins, you’ll have the chance to make your own version with a sweet treat inside.

Sessions run 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Being Viking! – Thu 1 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Get involved in our community art project; describe in words or pictures what ‘Being Viking’ means to you. The artwork will go on display in the Medieval Gallery from June to October 2017.

Sessions run 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Fancy Fans & Garlands – Thu 1 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Enjoy the beauty and aesthetics of the Albert Moore exhibition by making your own decoration to take home.

Sessions run 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Traditional Viking Stones – Thu 1 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Vikings recorded their stories by painting pictures on stones. Design and paint your own stone to take away of Viking Battles, Gods and Monsters.

Sessions run 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Roman Ghost Cellar Tour at Treasurer’s House – Thu 1 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Treasurer's House

As part of the Eboracum Roman Festival, enjoy daily Roman Ghost Cellar Tours at Treasurer’s House in York. Tours take place 1-4 June each day at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm lasting approx. 30 minutes.

Adults £4.00, children (5+) £3.50. Pre-booking advised due to limited capacity – please call the venue directly on 01904 624247.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Guide’s Gallery Talk – Thu 1 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017, 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our costumed guides on our famous Victorian street Kirkgate every day at 11.45am and 3.00pm for a free 15 minute informal talk.

Each talk is different but will provide an introduction to Kirkgate, the history of York Castle Museum, and the objects on display, as well as the people who lived and worked in York during the Victorian period of 1870-1901.

Please note that talks are subject to the availability of our guides.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 1 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017, 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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The Wold Newton Hoard – A Celebration – Thu 1 Jun 2017

Date: Thursday 1 June 2017, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

The Wold Newton Hoard is the largest coin hoard of its period found in northern Britain. It contains 1,857 Roman copper coins which were concealed within a ceramic pot. Following an appeal in 2016, the Yorkshire Museum successfully raised £44,000 to keep the hoard in a public collection.

Be the first to see the hoard as it returns to the Yorkshire Museum following conservation with a talk by Andrew Woods, Curator of Numismatics, and drinks.

£10 per person (includes a glass of wine) – click here to book through Eventbrite.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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