York Museums Trust

Events - 7 Dec 18

A Victorian Christmas – Fri 7 Dec 2018

A Victorian Christmas

Date: Friday 7 December 2018, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Don’t miss this ever popular and award-winning experience celebrating the true magic of Christmas past…

Take a stroll over the cobbles of York Castle Museum’s twinkling Victorian street, Kirkgate, and experience the true magic and traditions of days gone by.

Journey back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated over 150 years ago on Kirkgate; the ideal backdrop for a month of Christmas festivities, music and cheer.

  • Walk under the beautiful garlands
  • Enjoy the intimate glow of our decorated Christmas trees
  • Listen to carols
  • Meet our Victorian residents
  • Discover original Victorian Christmas gifts displayed in the shop windows
  • See the Period Rooms decorated in traditional festive style
  • Follow the tempting aromas to our working studio kitchen, where you will learn about traditional Victorian gingerbread recipes and perhaps even have a try!

We’ll also have a Christmas trail for you to enjoy. Please note: this isn’t available on the dates when Father Christmas is visiting the Museum (see Meet Father Christmas).


The prices for A Victorian Christmas are:

  • Adults: £11 (with a 10% Gift Aid Donation) / £10 (without a 10% Gift Aid Donation)
  • Child under £16: Free
  • Adult with a YMT Card: Free
  • Access Day Ticket: £5.50
  • York resident: £8
  • Registered carer accompanying a disabled visitor: Free (please note that evidence may be required)

Buying Your Tickets

You can buy your tickets online prior to your visit, or at admissions on the day.

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Museum Baby: Christmas Special – Fri 7 Dec 2018

Museum Baby: Christmas Special

Date: Friday 7 December 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Museum Baby – Activities for children under two years old which include songs and sensory activities for babies and their carers. Sessions are a mixture of free-flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years Curriculum. They’re also a perfect introduction to museums.

Christmas Special – Be an elf and help Santa to pack the toys, go down the chimney like Santa, and find the stars in the Reindeer food.

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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Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day – Fri 7 Dec 2018

Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day

Date: Friday 7 December 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Have you found an archaeological object that you would like to find out more about?

If so then bring your finds for identification and have them recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme if they are more than 300 years old.

This event is included in museum admission. No need to book.

For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

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Cancelled: Feel Good Friday – Ceramics and Wellbeing – Fri 7 Dec 2018

Cancelled: Feel Good Friday - Ceramics and Wellbeing

Date: Friday 7 December 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Please note: this event has now been cancelled. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

If there’s anything we can do to help, please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk.


Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and join Collections Facilitator Fiona Green for a mindful handling session in the Anthony Shaw Space at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA), York Art Gallery.

Relax in a comfortable domestic setting, take a breath and spend time living with art.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Fri 7 Dec 2018

Visitor Experience Team Talks

Date: Friday 7 December 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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