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Events - 24 Jan 19

Early Year Explorers – Birds and Garden Animals – Thu 24 Jan 2019

Cartoon monkey face on orange background

Date: Thursday 24 January 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

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.

Birds and Garden Animals – help the squirrel find his food, hop on the bouncy rabbit and decorate a bird house.

Sessions are FREE for kids, museum admission applies for adults*. Click here to book your place.

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

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York Observatory Open Day – Thu 24 Jan 2019

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

Date: Thursday 24 January 2019, 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 24 Jan 2019

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

Date: Thursday 24 January 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

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 24 Jan 2019

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

Date: Thursday 24 January 2019, 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 is baby friendly. There’s no need to book.

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

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 24 Jan 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Thursday 24 January 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Welcome Team for our 10 minute Art Shot talks – please ask at Admissions for details.

Included in gallery admission. No need to book.

For all our events, please see our events calendar.

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