York Museums Trust

Events - 2 Jul 17

Insect Festival 2017 – Sun 2 Jul 2017

Large building with pillars at the entrance with green lawn and blue sky

Date: Sunday 2 July 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Insect Festival 2017 is a celebration for anyone with a fascination for insects – from exhibitors and traders to wildlife groups and the general public. The event will take place on Sunday 2 July in the York Museum Gardens, with exhibits and a range of other stands and activities being held in the beautiful 14th century Hospitium and surrounding grounds.

Adults £1, free for under 16s.

The York Museum Gardens are free.

This event is organised by the Royal Entomological Society. Please find more information on their website here.

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Guide’s Gallery Talk – Sun 2 Jul 2017

Date: Sunday 2 July 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 2 Jul 2017

Date: Sunday 2 July 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 2 Jul 2017

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Sunday 2 July 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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CANCELLED – Photography with John Illingworth – Sun 2 Jul 2017

Large building with pillars at the entrance with green lawn and blue sky

Date: Sunday 2 July 2017, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Get the most out of your camera with professional photographer John Illingworth. Spend time on gallery before a unique opportunity to privately view and photograph authentic Viking artefacts that are currently not on display. Numbers are strictly limited to allow plenty of time with the tutor and exclusive access to the artefacts. You will need to bring your own camera and a tripod.

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Relaxed Opening – Sun 2 Jul 2017

White structured roof with glass panels

Date: Sunday 2 July 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our Relaxed Openings are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter visit to the art gallery.

The gallery provides a tranquil, spacious environment for visitors to explore without the need to worry about extreme light and sound levels, confined spaces, or large crowds. Our building is fully accessible (including the cafe, shops, toilets and outside space), and our Welcome Team have received training in assiting visitors with additional needs.

There are plenty of areas where you can sit down and relax, and a designated quiet space should you need it. Our Welcome Team will be happy to help with any queries you may have.

For more information about accessibility, please visit our Access page here.

The event is free for visitors with autism, dementia, visual impairments or similar issues. Carers and children under 16 will also be admitted for free. Accompanying members of a group will be admitted for £4, and standard admission is £7.50. 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.

Please note that due to some high humidity levels, we have had to temporarily install some dehumidifiers in the galleries. This is to protect the artworks. Unfortunately until the humidity levels have been brought under control, there machines will be operating and there is an associated noise with their operation.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please speak to a member of of Welcome Team if you need further information during your visit.

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