York Museums Trust

Events - 2 Jun 18

Celebration Trail – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Celebrate our 80th anniversary by following and solving celebratory clues around the museum. Enter your completed trail into a prize draw with the opportunity to win a special gift.

The trail will be available daily 26 May to 3 June.

50p per trail, admission applies – no need to book.

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Meet the Authors – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: The Hospitium

Come and meet the best-selling authors of your favourite Roman novels as they join the festival for the whole weekend in the Hospitium. Authors include: Ben Kane, Harry Sidebottom, Penny Ingham, Simon Turney, Ruth Downie, Jane Finnis, LJ Trafford, Alex Gough, Brian Young and Paul Chrystal.

There will also be free author talks at the following times:

2 June, 12.30pm – Harry Sidebottom
2 June, 2.30pm – Simon Turner
3 June, 11.00am – Ben Kane
3 June, 2.30pm – Kurt Hunter Mann

Free, no need to book.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Roman Storytelling – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join students from the University of York who will read and perform their Roman-inspired stories on our beautiful mosaic floor.

This activity takes place 2 and 3 June throughout the day and is suitable for all ages.

Included in admission, no need to book.

This activity is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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The Case of the Roman Riddle – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join Mike Nicholson, author of the Museum Mystery Squad series, throughout the day for a family-friendly, fun and interactive session of stories and mystery-making from Roman facts and artefacts!

This activity takes place at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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A Legionaries Life – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Be put through your paces as you take part in our recruitment process to see if you measure up to be enlisted into the Roman Army. Learn about Lucius, Standard Bearer for the Ninth Legion, and make your own Eagle of the Ninth standard.

This activity is repeated tomorrow 3 June, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

This activity is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Create at the Castle – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

We’re celebrating 80 years since our museum opened with traditional birthday crafts and games this May half term – why not join the party?

This self-led family activity will be available daily 26 May to 3 June, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Half-Term Fun in the Studio – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Did you know that making art can help to improve your wellbeing? Drop-in to our Studio to paint, draw, doodle and relax. All ages are welcome and materials will be provided.

Available daily from 26 May until 3 June, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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If You’re Happy and You Know It – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Making art can improve your wellbeing. Drop-in to the Studio to paint, draw, doodle and relax. All ages welcome.

The Studio will be open daily 26 May to 3 June, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Ivory Bangle Lady – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

A 15 minute family-friendly drop in session demonstrating the varied influences on Eboracum from around the whole of the Roman Empire, including a closer look at the life of the Ivory Bangle Lady on display in the museum.

This activity takes place 2 and 3 June, 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm. Suitable for all ages.

Included in admission, no need to book.

This activity is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Roman Arena – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Join us in the York Museum Gardens opposite the Yorkshire Museum for a series of spectacular family-friendly displays.

Saturday 2 June
11.00am – Festival opening within the Living History Camp
12 noon – Gun salute
12.30pm – Inspection of the Roman troops by Garrison Sergeant Major Brian Kiernan
12.45pm – Roman Parade through York
1.30pm – Birds of Prey demonstrations with Owl Adventures
2.00pm – Social history demonstration
3.00pm – Military Display
3.30pm – Kids Army
4.00pm – Arena closes

Free, no need to book. Please note that times are subject to change.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Roman Living History Camp – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Roman Eboracum comes to life in the York Museum Gardens! Meet the Legionary soldiers and their families in a colourful tented encampment, and visit the many stalls to learn about Roman weapons, armour, lifestyle, beliefs, food and much, much more.

Free, no need to book.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Roman Museum Monkeys – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Discover what we have to offer for under 5s in our drop in Museum Monkeys sessions. Dress up as a Roman soldier, make a mosaic picture and build a roman arch.

This activity takes place 2 and 3 June, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Roman Museum Monkeys – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Discover what we have to offer for under 5s in our drop in Museum Monkeys sessions. Dress up as a Roman soldier, make a mosaic picture and build a Roman arch.

This activity takes place 2 and 3 June, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

This activity is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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The Eboracum Trail – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Make sure you don’t miss a anything at this year’s Eboracum Roman Festival! Pick up a free trail at the Archaeology Zone, the Hospitium or the Yorkshire Museum reception, which will take you around the highlights of the festival. Collect stamps and autographs along the way.

Free. Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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The History of Party Food – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Visit York Castle Museum as our 80th Birthday celebrations continue! Discover the history of party foods such as chocolate and how they are used for celebrations, and watch demonstrations in the Castle Kitchen – you might even get to try some!

Demonstrations take place daily 26 May to 3 June, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Kids Curator Talk – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join us for a special curator’s talk aimed at 7-12 year olds as part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

Animals in Roman York – Discover more about the animals who made Roman York their home.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Kids Curator Talk – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join us for a special curator’s talk aimed at 7-12 year olds as part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

Myths, Gods and Goddesses – Explore beliefs and legends with objects from Roman York.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Roman Parade – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Come and see a spectacular sight as six Roman Legions and Roman civilians march through the centre of the historic city of York. The route each day will start from York Museum Gardens and the march will go via Lendal, St Helen’s Square, Davygate, Church Street, Petergate, Deangate, York Minster, Duncombe Place, Blake Street and Lendal.

Free, no need to book.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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SOLD OUT – A Walking Tour of Roman York – Sat 2 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Saturday 2 June 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Exhibition Square

This event has now SOLD OUT.

A guided walk with Kurt Hunter-Mann, starting at 5.30pm in Exhibition Square and ending at Blossom Street (approx. 90 minutes).

Discover how and where the Romans buried their dead in, or rather outside, Roman York. Learn about Roman burial practices and the way the Romans thought about death and the afterlife. On this walk you’ll visit some of York’s most interesting Roman cemeteries, find out about the evidence recovered from each place and how it tells the story about the topography of Roman York.

£6 – this event has now SOLD OUT.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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