York Museums Trust

Events - 3 Jun 18

Celebration Trail – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Sunday 3 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 – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 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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A Legionaries Life – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Sunday 3 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.

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 – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Sunday 3 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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Eboracum Roman Festival Lecture – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Dux Britanniarum: Commanding the Late Roman with Dr Rob Collins

The dux Britanniarum was the General responsible for the frontier units of northern Britannia. But what do we know about this office? Was he based at York, as is often assumed? This talk will consider the evidence for the office of this powerful late Roman general.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Half-Term Fun in the Studio – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Sunday 3 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 – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Sunday 3 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 – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 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 – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 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.

Sunday 3 June

11.00am – Civilian Display
11.30am – Social history demonstration
12.15pm – Muster of the Legions
12.30pm – Roman Parade through York
1.00pm – Birds of prey demonstrations with Owl Adventures
1.30pm – Roman cookery demonstration
2.15pm – Military display
2.45pm – Kids Army
3.15pm – Military display
3.45pm – Birds of prey demonstrations with Owl Adventures
4.15pm – 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 – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 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 – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Sunday 3 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 – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 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 – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 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 – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Sunday 3 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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Roman Parade – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 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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Eboracum Roman Festival Lecture – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Women on Yorkshire Museum Tombstones in Context with Lindsay Allason-Jones

The Roman period was the first in Britain to leave a written record, giving us the names of individuals. In the Yorkshire Museum there are a number of inscriptions which mention women in particular and by exploring what these tell us, both textually and pictorially, we can gain some insight into life and death in Roman York.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Art Shot Talks – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 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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Eboracum Roman Festival Lecture – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Roman Housework with Alex Croom

Nowadays we have water at the turn of a tap and light by the flick of a switch. How did the Romans get water, light their houses, heat rooms, wash dishes or get rid of their rubbish? This talk looks at the real everyday life of a Roman.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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