York Museums Trust

Events - 8 Nov 18

Early Year Explorers – Smell – Thu 8 Nov 2018

Cartoon monkey face on orange background

Date: Thursday 8 November 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

Early Years Explorers – Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’s collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Smell – Make a “smelly” picture and join in with our fun ‘Guess the Smells’ activity.

Sessions are FREE for kids, museum admission applies for adults* – click here to book through Eventbrite.

*Free entry for adults with a YMT Card – 12 months of unlimited access to all York Museums Trust sites.

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Life Drawing – Thu 8 Nov 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Thursday 8 November 2018, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

This two-day course (8 November and 15 November) is designed to improve your drawing skills using a range of materials.

The course is £40 per person, or free to those on means tested benefits (gallery admission included).

For more information, and to book your place, please visit Life Drawing and Painting.

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York Observatory Open Day – Thu 8 Nov 2018

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

Date: Thursday 8 November 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 8 Nov 2018

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

Date: Thursday 8 November 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Please note: this talk has now finished. For all our upcoming events, please 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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