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Events - 9 Jun 18

The Hidden History of the Debtors’ Prison – Sat 9 Jun 2018

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

Date: Saturday 9 June 2018, 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Take an early morning tour of our Debtors’ Prison with collections facilitator M Faye Prior before the museum opens for the day. Spot the hidden features of the prison, and learn what life was like for the people who lived, worked and died there.

Please note that while the Prison Exhibition is on the ground floor, some of the original doorways are very narrow.

Free – click here to book.

This event is part of the York Festival of Ideas 2018.

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YMT Book Club – The Odyssey of Homer – Sat 9 Jun 2018

Book held open

Date: Saturday 9 June 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Why not join our regular book club? We are a friendly group who are passionate about history, museums and books.

The Odyssey of Homer (translated by Richard Lattimore) – American poet and classicist Richard Lattimore’s translation of ‘The Odyssey’ is widely considered among the best available in the English language. Lattimore breathes modern life into Homer’s epic, bringing this classic work of heroes, monsters, vengeful gods, treachery and redemption to life for modern readers.

Free with admission, no need to book.

Please click here to see all of our current YMT Book Club dates.

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