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Events - 26 Jan 19

Residents Festival Weekend – Sat 26 Jan 2019

Older couple look at stone head in a museum

Date: Saturday 26 January 2019, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

York Residents can enjoy free admission with us on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January.

All York Residents and York students who have a valid YorkCard or student ID – you’ll need one card per person – will be given free admission. There’s no need to book.

To start planning your visit, go to: www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

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Residents Festival Weekend – Sat 26 Jan 2019

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

Date: Saturday 26 January 2019, All Day
Venue: York Castle Museum

York Residents can enjoy free admission with us on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January.

All York Residents and York students who have a valid YorkCard or student ID – you’ll need one card per person – will be given free admission. There’s no need to book.

To start planning your visit, go to: www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk

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Residents Festival Weekend – Sat 26 Jan 2019

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Saturday 26 January 2019, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

York Residents can enjoy free admission with us on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January.

All York Residents and York students who have a valid YorkCard or student ID – you’ll need one card per person – will be given free admission. There’s no need to book.

To start planning your visit, go to: www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

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The Big Garden Birdwatch – Sat 26 Jan 2019

Spring flowers and St Mary's Abbey ruins in the York Museum Gardens

Date: Saturday 26 January 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

The Big Garden Birdwatch is fun, free, really easy, and only takes an hour. If you love birds and want to help them, then this is your chance to do something that really counts.

Come along to the Museum Gardens to take part. Guided bird spotting walks at 10.30am, 12.00pm and 1.30pm, each lasting an hour. The sightings will be recorded on a board at ‘basecamp’, and clipboards and pencils are provided. We’ll have tick-sheets available for anyone who wants to go off and birdwatch by themselves.

This event is free and there’s no need to book.

York residents can enjoy free admission to the Yorkshire Museum all weekend.

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York Observatory Open Day – Sat 26 Jan 2019

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

Date: Saturday 26 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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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Sat 26 Jan 2019

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

Date: Saturday 26 January 2019, 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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