York Museums Trust

Events - 11 Jun 17

Relaxed Opening – Sun 11 Jun 2017

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Sunday 11 June 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

We know that our museum can be loud and busy at times, so at 9.30am until 11.30am we will put our lights on full and turn off all the sound effects so it’s a less overwhelming environment for our visitors. You’ll still be able to visit all the galleries, but there will be no dark areas and no sudden sounds.

We will still have guides on Kirkgate in Victorian costume and we will still put on the films in the prison gallery, but we’ll warn you in advance if you are about to go into an area where a film may start suddenly. We’ll also have a quiet space available should you need it.

Take a look at our visual stories available online so you know what to expect.

The event is free for visitors with autism, dementia, visual impairments or similar issues. Carers and children under 17 will also be admitted for free. Accompanying members of a group will be admitted for £5, and standard admission is £10. There is no need to book ahead.

If you require any further information about this event, please email enquiries@ymt.org.uk or phone 01904 687687.

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Guide’s Gallery Talk – Sun 11 Jun 2017

Date: Sunday 11 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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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 11 Jun 2017

Date: Sunday 11 June 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 11 Jun 2017

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Sunday 11 June 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Informal practical sessions for adults, just drop-in and release your creative energy in the company of others and with gentle guidance on hand. This is an inclusive session, suitable for all abilities (16+ only).

Free with admission, no need to book.

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