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Events - 18 Oct 18

York Observatory Open Day – Thu 18 Oct 2018

A building with a triangular roof in a public outdoor space.

Date: Thursday 18 October 2018, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Built in 1832 and 1833 and restored in 1981, York Observatory (which is nestled in York Museum Gardens) is the oldest working observatory in Yorkshire.

It houses a 4inch refractor telescope made by Thomas Cooke in 1850.

Opening hours are subject to the availability of volunteers, so please contact us ahead of your visit.

Our open days are free and there’s no need to book.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 18 Oct 2018

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

Date: Thursday 18 October 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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Spotlight: A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes – Thu 18 Oct 2018

A person stood on an escalator wearing a pair of 'bag boots'.

Date: Thursday 18 October 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Want to find out more about A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes?

Join our knowledgeable curators as they shine a spotlight on some of the fascinating shoes in this exhibition.

Each talk will start at 2pm and last around 15 minutes.

This event is included in your museum admission and there’s no need to book. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

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