York Museums Trust

Events - 18 Aug 17

Chocolate – Meet the People – Fri 18 Aug 2017

Chocolate - Meet the People

Date: Friday 18 August 2017, 10:30 am - 4:30 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 and hear about their world famous chocolates and sweets.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Museum Monkeys Summer Drop In Session – Fri 18 Aug 2017

Museum Monkeys Summer Drop In Session

Date: Friday 18 August 2017, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Chocolate and Sweet Treats – Discover what we have to offer for under 5s in our drop in Museum Monkeys sessions with a chocolate shop role play area, chocolate box making and chocolate stories. Available every day from 27 July to 3 September at 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free (museum admission applies), no need to book.

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Plates with Faces – Fri 18 Aug 2017

Plates with Faces

Date: Friday 18 August 2017, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Take inspiration from our new ceramics exhibition and paint your own paper plate so it smiles or frowns. Completion of this activity can be used to collect a sticker towards Arts Award Discover – click here to find out more.

Sessions take place 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Viking Drum Making – Fri 18 Aug 2017

Viking Drum Making

Date: Friday 18 August 2017, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Make your own mini Viking drum to take home. Decorate it with the motifs and designs that you can see on our collections throughout the Viking exhibition.

Sessions take place 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Guide’s Gallery Talk – Fri 18 Aug 2017

Guide's Gallery Talk

Date: Friday 18 August 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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Art Shot Talks – Fri 18 Aug 2017

Art Shot Talks

Date: Friday 18 August 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Welcome Team for ten minute talks based on our collections and exhibitions.

Available 2pm, 2.15pm, 2.30pm and 2.45pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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