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Events - 24 Aug 18

‘When the World Changed Forever’ Trail – Fri 24 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Friday 24 August 2018, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

Follow our trail to find letters and objects in the 1914 exhibition. Discover them all for a fun sticker prize!

50p per trail with reward sticker.

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Explore at Castle – Fri 24 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Friday 24 August 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Explore what life was like during World War One through self-guided activities.

Activities include:

– sending information using flags (an activity called ‘Semaphore’)

– testing First Aid skills using teddy bears

– designing a campaign poster

Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, apart from Monday 6th and Friday 17th of August.

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Street’s Alive – Up Our Street – Fri 24 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Friday 24 August 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Be amazed as Kirkgate comes alive, sending visitors to a forgotten age. Who will you meet ‘Up Our Street?’

Perhaps Dolly White the washerwoman? She’s never short of gossip or chores to do, and might need help with all her washing!

Look out for all our characters across the summer and get involved in their daily lives.

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Dinosaur Activities – Fri 24 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Friday 24 August 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Dinosaur Detectives

Be a dinosaur detective and solve the mystery of which dinosaur has been up to no good.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

Sea Dragons: Fact and Fiction

Learn facts and myths that surround these amazing sea creatures. Enjoy craft and drawing activities in our labs.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

Plaster Fossils

Make a fossil using plaster (under the guidance of our learning staff) and take it home to paint.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

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Pick A Favourite, Make a Wish – Fri 24 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Friday 24 August 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Be inspired by the Friends of York Art Gallery, who are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year with a special exhibition of their favourite works. See which one is your favourite and draw your own version, then visit our Wish List Wall to add your ideas for new artworks.

If you’re completing the Arts Award then don’t forget to collect your sticker when you’ve completed your drawing.

This activity takes place daily from 1 to 31 August, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Curator’s Talk: Footwear for Foul Weather – Patterns and Overshoes from the Collection of York Castle Museum – Fri 24 Aug 2018

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

Date: Friday 24 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

In an age before shoes and boots were waterproof, how did people navigate dirty streets and muddy country lanes without ruining their footwear?

Worn by men and women alike from the middle ages to around 1850, pattens and overshoes protected the expensive delicate shoes of the rich, and the everyday shoes of agricultural workers, domestic servants and coachmen. Made of sturdy leather, wood and iron, they came in a remarkable variety of styles, and could be surprisingly decorative. Most households the country over would have owned at least one pair of pattens, and the unmistakable clatter of pattens on paved streets rang out in every British city and town.

Join Dr Faye Prior for a journey through the history of overshoes in Britain – a history that’s surprisingly naughty in places! Experience the enormity of a massive pair of Victorian coachman’s overboots, examine a set of pattens that belonged to a Yorkshire schoolmistress, and you could even hold in your hand a very rare (and tiny!) pair of children’s pattens from the eighteenth century.

£5 per person. Museum admission applies. Click here to book through Eventbrite.

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Dinosaur Activities – Fri 24 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Friday 24 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Dinosaur Detectives

Be a dinosaur detective and solve the mystery of which dinosaur has been up to no good.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

Sea Dragons: Fact and Fiction

Learn facts and myths that surround these amazing sea creatures. Enjoy craft and drawing activities in our labs.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

Plaster Fossils

Make a fossil using plaster (under the guidance of our learning staff) and take it home to paint.

There’s no need to book and admission is included with museum entry.

11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.

View event >

Explore at Castle – Fri 24 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Friday 24 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Explore what life was like during World War One through self-guided activities.

Activities include:

– sending information using flags (an activity called ‘Semaphore’)

– testing First Aid skills using teddy bears

– designing a campaign poster

Daily 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm, apart from Monday 6th and Friday 17th of August.

View event >

Pick A Favourite, Make a Wish – Fri 24 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Friday 24 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Be inspired by the Friends of York Art Gallery, who are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year with a special exhibition of their favourite works. See which one is your favourite and draw your own version, then visit our Wish List Wall to add your ideas for new artworks.

If you’re completing the Arts Award then don’t forget to collect your sticker when you’ve completed your drawing.

This activity takes place daily from 1 to 31 August, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

View event >

Street’s Alive – Up Our Street – Fri 24 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Friday 24 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Be amazed as Kirkgate comes alive, sending visitors to a forgotten age. Who will you meet ‘Up Our Street?’

Perhaps Dolly White the washerwoman? She’s never short of gossip or chores to do, and might need help with all her washing!

Look out for all our characters across the summer and get involved in their daily lives.

View event >

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