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Events - 30 Aug 18

‘When the World Changed Forever’ Trail – Thu 30 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Thursday 30 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 – Thu 30 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Thursday 30 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 – Thu 30 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Thursday 30 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 – Thu 30 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Thursday 30 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 – Thu 30 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Thursday 30 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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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 30 Aug 2018

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

Date: Thursday 30 August 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Please note: this talk has now finished. For our upcoming events, see our events calendar.

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Dinosaur Activities – Thu 30 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Thursday 30 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 – Thu 30 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Thursday 30 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 – Thu 30 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Thursday 30 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 – Thu 30 Aug 2018

A cartoon of a washerwoman stood next to two dinosaurs.

Date: Thursday 30 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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