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Events - 19 Dec 18

A Christmas Carol – Wed 19 Dec 2018

Actor dressed as Scrooge holding a candle

Date: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Back by popular demand, come and join actor Chris Cade as he entertains the crowds throughout the day, with his one-man show under the garlands of Kirkgate.

This event is included in museum admission.

For all the festive activities you can enjoy during your visit, go to: A Victorian Christmas.

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A Victorian Christmas – Wed 19 Dec 2018

Kirkgate, the Victorian street at York Castle Museum, decorated for Christmas.

Date: Wednesday 19 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).

Admission

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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Curator’s Choice – Wed 19 Dec 2018

Female curator holds large grey ceramic vessel overhead with Victorian roof space in background

Date: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Our Curator’s Choice talk is the perfect way for you to discover more about the fantastic collections at York Art Gallery.

This event is included with your gallery admission.

For all our upcoming events, see our events calendar.

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Friends of York Art Gallery Lunchtime Talk – Wed 19 Dec 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

The Friends of York Art Gallery (FOYAG) run a programme of lunchtime talks. Visit www.friendsofyorkartgallery.co.uk for details.

Included in gallery admission. No need to book.

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Sketchbook Circle – Wed 19 Dec 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Be inspired by our collections at York Art Gallery to develop your skills and fill up your sketchbooks at this regular informal drawing group for adults.

Included in admission – click here to book through Eventbrite.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Wed 19 Dec 2018

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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