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Events - 25 Aug 18

‘When the World Changed Forever’ Trail – Sat 25 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Saturday 25 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 – Sat 25 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Saturday 25 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 – Sat 25 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Saturday 25 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 – Sat 25 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Saturday 25 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 – Sat 25 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Saturday 25 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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Dinosaur Activities – Sat 25 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Saturday 25 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 – Sat 25 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Saturday 25 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 – Sat 25 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Saturday 25 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.

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Pollinator Prowl – Sat 25 Aug 2018

A girl holding her phone in the air. She's stood in a colourful art installation.

Date: Saturday 25 August 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Discover pollinators on a family-friendly walk through the surrounding gardens.

Thanks to the hard work of pollinating insects such as bees, hoverflies and many others, we get to eat fruit and veg such as strawberries or pumpkins, and have beautiful gardens to enjoy.

Come and learn more about these busy creatures as we explore the surrounding gardens which are buzzing with life. No previous knowledge needed.

This activity is free and open to all ages. However, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet at The Plant Pavillion on the Artists Garden.

For the full programme of family-friendly events, visit The Pollinarium. All events are free.

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Street’s Alive – Up Our Street – Sat 25 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Saturday 25 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.

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